Report: Lias Andersson played through separated shoulder at WJHC

BUFFALO, NY - JANUARY 4: Lias Andersson #24 of Sweden during the IIHF World Junior Championship against the United States at KeyBank Center on January 4, 2018 in Buffalo, New York.
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The player who tossed his silver medal into the crowd after losing the gold-medal game at the World Junior Hockey Championship was reportedly dealing with a significant injury.

Sweden's Lias Andersson suffered a separated shoulder midway through the tournament and played both the semifinal and final with it, TSN's Bob McKenzie reported Wednesday afternoon.

Andersson was in New York City rehabbing his shoulder Wednesday, and he'll likely be out of action for two-to-four weeks, according to the report.

The 19-year-old center is playing this season with Frolunda in the Swedish Hockey League. He served as Sweden's captain at the tourney and was a first-round pick (seventh overall) of the New York Rangers.

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Andersson generated controversy when he threw his silver medal into the crowd after Sweden lost to Canada in the gold-medal game.