Switzerland forward Chris Egli will have to sit out the remainder of the preliminary round of the World Juniors after hitting William Nylander in the head on Saturday.
During the first period of the Sweden’s opening game, Nylander took the puck in the neutral zone before Egli came in and delivered a big check to the head. Egil would be ejected from the game while Nylander would have to leave the remainder of the contest as well.
Nylander, the top scoring AHLer heading into the tournament with the Toronto Marlies, is expected to miss at least their next game against the United States, but no official update has been confirmed yet by Swedish officials. The Tre Kronor did start their tournament off well, easily defeating Switzerland by a score of 8-3.
Egil wasn’t the only Swiss player suspended on Sunday, with Calvin Thürkauf earning a one-game ban for boarding LA Kings prospect Adrian Kempe early in the game.
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