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Lightning top draft pick Drouin has sore foot

BROSSARD, Quebec — Summer camp opened Sunday for players hoping to crack Canada's roster for the 2014 world junior championship, but the Lightning's Jonathan Drouin was not on the ice.

Drouin, a wing drafted third overall in June, was told not to skate due to a sore foot. He recently was hit in the foot by a puck, a Canadian team spokesman said. The injury is not considered serious.

Coach Brent Sutter has the group skating drills for two days at the Canadiens practice facility before heading to Lake Placid, N.Y. to play exhibition games Wednesday against Finland, Thursday against Sweden and Saturday against the United States.

It is a first step toward picking the team to represent Canada at the under-20 championship Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Malmo, Sweden.

Drouin, 18, and three others who played in the 2013 world juniors for Canada were not scheduled to go to Lake Placid anyway because coaches want to get a better look at the newcomers.

• The U.S. junior team evaluation camp, under way in Lake Placid, includes Lightning coach Jon Cooper as one of two assistants to Don Lucia, coach of the 2014 team.

Lightning top draft pick Drouin has sore foot 08/04/13 [Last modified: Sunday, August 4, 2013 10:20pm]
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