Mario Lucia has been selected for the United States' preliminary roster for the upcoming 2013 World Junior Championship.
Although Mario Lucia suffered a broken left fibula and ligament damage on Wednesday, he's still hopes to return before the start of the World Junior Championships.
Mario Lucia sustained a broken left fibula and ligament damage in his left ankle when a teammate fell on him during a battle drill at an off-season practice on Wednesday.
Mario Lucia, who was recently drafted by the Wild, will play in the NCAA next season.
The Minnesota Wild drafted Mario Lucia with the 60th pick overall.