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Jarome Iginla Will Not Play at Men's World Hockey Championship Due to Injury
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April 2, 2001
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CALGARY, AB - Assistant Executive Director Lanny McDonald and Head Coach Wayne Fleming announced Monday that Jarome Iginla of the Calgary Flames will be unable to participate at the 2001 IIHF World Hockey Championship due to injury.

Iginla will undergo surgery after breaking the hamate bone in his hand. He will miss the World Hockey Championship and the remainder of the NHL season, and is expected to be out for 6-8 weeks.

"Obviously anytime a player gets injured, it is disappointing - not only for the team, but in this case especially for Jarome, as this was a great opportunity for him to elevate his game to the next level, " said Lanny McDonald. "We wish Jarome a speedy recovery and successful surgery that will have him healthy for next season."

The CHA had announced last Thursday that Iginla was one of seven players confirmed to play for Canada in Germany at the World Championship, April 29-May 13, 2001.

Canada's roster for the Men's Worlds now stands at six players: Mike Peca, Jeff Friesen from the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Derek Morris from the Calgary Flames, Vincent Lecavalier and Brad Richards from the Tampa Bay Lightning and Steve Sullivan of the Chicago Blackhawks.

"I am disappointed that I will be unable to play for Canada at this year's Worlds," said Iginla. "I know that they are building a great team this year, and was looking forward to being a part of Team Canada."

Executive Director Wayne Gretzky, along with Lanny McDonald and Head Coach Wayne Fleming will continue to monitor the NHL playoff situation, and plan to name additional players to the roster by the end of this week.

Canada won two gold medals in the 1990's at the World Hockey Championship - 1994 and again in 1997. Canada finished fourth last year at Men's World Hockey Championship in St.Petersburg, Russia, and fourth in 1999 in Norway, losing in a shootout to the eventual World Champions from the Czech Republic during the semi-final.

Canada's first game at the 2001 IIHF World Hockey Championship will take place in Hanover, Germany on April 28 versus Norway. This year's World Championship in Germany will be played in three locations: Hannover, Cologne and Nurnberg, with Canada based in Hannover.


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