Canadian junior team waiting on injured Jonathan Drouin

Jonathan Drouin puts on a Tampa Bay Lightning jersey after he was selected third overall in the...

Jonathan Drouin puts on a Tampa Bay Lightning jersey after he was selected third overall in the 2013 NHL draft in Newark, N.J., June 30, 2013. (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid)

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:53 PM ET

The question was on the mind of everyone waiting for Jonathan Drouin when he arrived in Toronto on Thursday afternoon.

How is his health?

“It’s getting better,” Drouin told a group of reporters at Pearson International Airport’s Terminal 1. “I am not at the point of skating, taking it day by day, (Friday) when I see the medical staff with Team Canada, they are (hopefully) going to tell me the okay, and when they tell me the okay, I am going to go on.

“It was just headaches, couple of light headaches probably because of the flight today, it is getting better. That’s my goal (to be on the ice in Toronto). I want to get back on with the guys as soon as possible.”

Drouin, one of Canada’s biggest threats at forward for the 2014 world junior championship, suffered a mild concussion during a game in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last Friday. Drouin, of the Halifax Mooseheads, was hit by Adam Erne of the Quebec Remparts.


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