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Notes from WJHC camp: Murray recovers from ankle sprain

Mark Masters

12/10/2011 7:19:09 PM

CALGARY -- Canada's world junior hockey selection opened on Saturday with some good news.

Defenceman Ryan Murray played Friday night for Everett (WHL) and appears to have recovered from a high ankle sprain.
 
"Murray played last night so that's a real positive sign," said Canadian head coach Don Hay.

Murray said he felt fine although conditioning may be an issue during the camp.
 
Forward Jonathan Huberdeau, who is coming back from a broken foot, will not be on the ice for practice on Sunday, but will take part in some light exercises. He's considered day-to-day.

Forty-two players will be congregating in Calgary for the camp, which runs through Wednesday. But Kingston (OHL) forward Ryan Spooner will not be among them. The Boston Bruins prospect has been diagnosed with mono.

"I think that Ryan had a really good Subway Series," said Hay. "He's gotten off to a good start. Definitely a skilled guy that we'd like to have here at camp so it's a little bit of a hole to fill, but I think we have enough depth here to fill that hole."