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Team Canada has had ‘no discussion’ about Jonathan Drouin being replaced at selection camp — report

Two seasons ago, Team Canada left a light on for Jonathan Huberdeau after the Saint John Sea Dogs star broke his foot blocking a shot. So it would logically follow that it is prepared to do the same with another East Coast-based 18-year-old playmaker who went No. 3 overall in the NHL draft to a Florida-based team and answers to Jo.

(That's like junior hockey's equivalent to the Lincoln-Kennedy comparison.)

There is, thank you Mr. Armchair Doctor, more uncertainty with Jonathan Drouin's brain injury than there would be with a broken bone. But on Sunday night, Gare Joyce of ESPN and Sportsnet sent out a string of tweets indicating that the brain injury Drouin might only led to him missing the selection camp.

[Previously: Jonathan Drouin out indefinitely with mild brain injury after hit from behind from Team USA hopeful Adam Erne]

From Joyce (@GareJoyceNHL):

Please keep in mind that reflects the consensus on Monday morning. A lot can change by the time Team Canada's camp convenes on Thursday in Toronto.

Feel free to discuss among yourselves whom Hockey Canada considers the 16th-best teenage forward in Canada. It would be preferable for their gold medal hopes if Drouin returns and that remains classified.

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet. Please address any questions, comments or concerns to

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