Canada captain Dach out for world juniors after suffering wrist injury

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Team Canada captain Kirby Dach is out for the remainder of the world juniors after suffering a wrist injury during an exhibition game against Russia, the team announced Thursday.

Doctors are still assessing Dach's injury, but the Chicago Blackhawks forward won't be ready for the start of the NHL season on Jan. 13, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.

The 19-year-old did not represent Canada at the event in 2019 after cracking the Blackhawks' roster last October. He was available this year because of the delayed start to the NHL campaign.

Dach tallied eight goals and 23 points over 64 games during his rookie season for Chicago in 2019-20. He added a goal and six points through nine playoff contests.

Canada is not permitted to add another player to its roster since the team has already entered the Edmonton bubble.

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