Tyler Seguin is returning to Texas after a much shorter than expected stint at the World Cup of Hockey. Seguin suffered an ankle injury that ended his run with Team Canada before it had really begun.
But Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill says the injury to his star forward is "minor", and that Seguin "should be fine after 7-10 days of rest."
Seguin will return to Dallas in the coming days, and team doctors will reassess the injury then. But the expectation is that Seguin will be with the team on day one of training camp, Friday September 23rd.
"I'm disappointed that I can't represent Team Canada at the World Cup of Hockey," Seguin said, per the Stars team website. "Any time your country calls, it's a great honor and is something every kid from Canada dreams about getting the chance to do.
"While I'm upset that I don't get the opportunity to play, I understand the situation Team Canada is in with a short tournament. I wish all the best for that team and the good news is that I'll get to be with my Stars teammates from day one. We're excited to get the season going and we can't wait to get to Cedar Park and get to work."
The Stars training camp at Cedar Park will run three days -- September 23, 24, and 25.
Seguin was replaced by Ryan O'Reilly of the Sabres on the Team Canada roster.
The Stars first regular season game is on October 13th, at home against the Anaheim Ducks.
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