Team Canada's Alexis Lafrenière suffers injury after crash with goalie:

Team Canada forward Alexis Lafreniere requires to be assisted off the ice after a crash throughout the 2nd period of Canada's game versus Russia at the world juniors. 1:12

Canada might definitely utilize some after getting spanked 6-0 by Russia on Saturday in the most uneven defeat for the nationwide program in the under-20 occasion's 44-year history.

Lafrenière, who was hurt early in the second period, sat in the charge box Sunday as his teammates went through their rates. He then got up and walked towards the locker room without any sign of a brace or limp.

"As a coach, we attempt to understand if [Lafrenière] will play," Tourigny included." [The medical professional] didn't state he will play, but he didn't state he won't."

Lafrenière will certainly see Canada's game with Germany on Monday, however might be offered Tuesday versus the host Czech Republic or when the medal round starts Thursday.

"He's smiling around the kids and making jokes," Tourigny stated. "He's quite loose today, so it's a great indication."

SEE "He's walking," assistant coach Andre Tourigny stated Sunday from the Czech Republic, adding in a different media availability with French reporters that an MRI done on the joint showed no fracture or structural damage to ligaments."I simply really want to apologize ... to the Russians, their team and to everybody," stated the 19-year-old, who launched a declaration through the sport's national body late Saturday.< svg class="pullquote-quotation-open" variation="1.1" focusable ="false"x="0px"

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