Jonathan Drouin has a bruised left foot, so he is being held out of the early skating sessions of Team Canada's summer junior development camp.
"The foot was just sore after taking a puck off it a few days before camp," Hockey Canada spokesman Andre Brin wrote in an email. "Kept out of our two ice sessions in Montreal for precautionary reasons." Drouin, along with fellow returnees Nathan MacKinnon, Morgan Rielly and Griffin Reinhart, aren't accompanying the team to Lake Placid Monday afternoon for exhibition games against Finland, Sweden and the United States this week, so there wasn't a point to rushing him back onto the ice. The Canadian brass wants to see how the newer players perform.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 12:16:00 PM