Found February 16, 2014 on NESN.com:
Finland lost their top two centers prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi when it was announced that veterans Mikko Koivu and Valtteri Filppula would not compete because of ankle injuries. The Fins will now be without their third-best center because Florida Panthers rookie Aleksander Barkov also has suffered an injury, per Stephen Whyno of the Canadian Press. #Finland announces injured Barkov is out of Olympics . Tough break for Finns and for the teenager who was living dream playing with Selanne.— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) February 15, 2014 Finnish media outlet Yle uutiset has reported that Barkov could miss 4-6 weeks with a knee injury. Finland hasn’t had any trouble scoring goals in the preliminary round. It has defeated Austria and Norway by a combined score of 14-5. With that said, the Fins’ first real test will come Sunday against defending gold medalists Canada, and Barkov’s playmaking skill, size, physical presence in all three zones and goal-scoring ability will be sorely...
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