EDMONTON, Alta. – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), updated the status of forward Devante Smith-Pelly (Scarborough, Ont./ Anaheim, NHL) late Monday night, after he was injured Monday afternoon blocking a shot against Finland.
Smith-Pelly has suffered a broken bone in his right foot and will miss the remainder of the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship. Smith-Pelly will remain with the team at this time.
Canada’s cannot replace Smith-Pelly on its IIHF World Junior Championship roster, since teams only have a total of 22 roster positions. The only situation in which a team could add another player in addition to the 22 player roster, would be in the case of a goaltender injury.
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