TORONTO – One of Team Europe’s top offensive weapons won’t be available for the World Cup of Hockey final against Canada.
Marian Gaborik will miss the best-of-three series with a foot injury, according to Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet. The injury will also have him out for the beginning of the regular season for the Los Angeles Kings, as Kings GM Dean Lombardi said that Gaborik will miss “eight weeks” with the foot injury.
Gaborik has two goals in four World Cup games for Europe, including the opening goal in their semifinal upset win against Sweden. He played 17:58 in the overtime victory on Sunday.
Gaborik was spotted leaving the Air Canada Centre after Team Europe’s practice on Monday on crutches, his foot in a cast. Team Europe coach Ralph Krueger said Gaborik had “a lower body injury that we’re still managing” and said he couldn’t diagnose the injury after practice.
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