Petruzalek might not be done

BARRE CAMPBELL -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 8:27 AM ET

LONDON -- Czech that.

Jakub Petruzalek, the 67's rookie import from the Czech Republic, might not be out of the Memorial Cup tournament, after all.

He appeared down and out after hurting his left knee during the first period of Sunday's 3-2 double-overtime win over the Kelowna Rockets.

Following the game, 67's coach Brian Kilrea said he doubted Petruzalek would be able to play again this year, and said his role for the rest of the tournament would likely be served as a cheerleader.

But X-rays taken at a London hospital showed no structural damage.

Petruzalek, who was on crutches yesterday, said he would participate in this morning's team skate, and that he wants to play in tonight's game against the Oceanic.

Kilrea indicated that Petruzalek will probably miss tonight's game, but could be available for Thursday's final round-robin game vs. the Knights.

"Sometimes, when you win a game like that, you feel better and you heal quicker," said Kilrea. "Let's hope it works both ways for him."


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