Josh Mahura’s world juniors dream isn’t dead yet.
“We are thankful to Josh for agreeing to return to the team for the pre-tournament phase in our preparations,” said Joël Bouchard of the Program of Excellence Management Group. “We also want to thank the Regina Pats, the Western Hockey League and the Canadian Hockey League for their support through this process.”
Fabbro missed the first two games of the team’s development camp and left midway through the third period of Canada’s exhibition game against Denmark Friday in a move head coach Dominique Ducharme called precautionary, according to TSN’s Mark Masters.
Mahura was among Canada’s final cuts Friday, but for now he will stick with the team while Fabbro receives treatment with the hope he will be fit to play in the tournament.
Canada will play two pre-tournament games this week on Wednesday and Friday against the Czech Republic and Switzerland respectively.