Just heard that Dana Tyrell will need season ending ACL surgery. There is also MCL damage that the Prince George Cougar captain suffered Friday night against Sweden in Canada's first World Junior pre tournament game. This is an extremely tough blow for a guy who didn't make the team last year due to injury and would have been a hot commodity at the deadline. It means Tyrell won't get a chance to battle for a gold medal or a Memorial Cup in what will be his last chance. He just signed a contract with Tampa before the camp began.
According to PGTV sports director Allan Bristowe Hockey Canada might bring Tyrell back for the medal round and want him to feel like part of the team. It's a nice touch.