Hayley Wickenheiser suffers injury in opening game of world championship

Canadian women's hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser (Errol McGihon/QMI Agency)

Canadian women's hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser (Errol McGihon/QMI Agency)

TIM BAINES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:41 PM ET

A knee injury couldn't keep Hayley Wickenheiser out of the women's world hockey championship.

But an injury, which may be unrelated, ended her night early Tuesday as the plucky Canadians bounced back to beat the U.S. 3-2 in a shootout at Scotiabank Place.

"I'm not sure what the injury is ... the doctors haven't really reported to me yet," said Canadian coach Dan Church. "I don't think it was the knee. It's protected. We felt she wasn't in any jeopardy to re-injure. I just know she left the game and I was told she was done for the night.

"We'll see what it is. (Wednesday morning) we'll know a lot more."

Minus their captain, the Canadians shrugged off a slow start to outplay the Americans through much of the final two periods in what turned out to be a highly physical and entertaining game.

 


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