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Will Murray draw in for Canada? 0

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency
ZURICH - 

What's the holdup?

Either Team Canada is considering bringing in a replacement for P.K. Subban or want to see one more game from Ryan Murray.

Subban, the hard-hitting Montreal Canadiens defenceman who left with a right knee injury and was seen limping around the team hotel Monday, is worse than expected or ...

"He's day-to-day," said coach Brent Sutter.

"He will not play in Kloten," he said of Tuesday's final pre-tournament game against Switzerland.

"But he is making the trip with us to Helsinki," he added of the Friday and Saturday opening games against Slovakia and the USA.

Murray, the No. 2 ranked draft prospect by Central Scouting, was supposed to be here filling a uniform before heading home after the two games in Switzerland.

He has been excellent so far.

"He's played real well," said Sutter of the kid from White City, Saskatchewan who played for Canada at the world junior this year.

"Every situation he's been in he's handled real well."

Will Canada be holding him over to take north to the world championships in Helsinki?

"I would think so," said Sutter.

"I don't see any reason why we wouldn't."

Team Canada's official response late Monday evening was: "No decision yet."

Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Luke Schenn did not practice Monday but is projected to play.

And late addition Marc-Edouard Vlasic is expected to arrive Tuesday and is also expected to play

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