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The Daily: Another Goalie Starts for Canada and It’s Not Sebastian Cossa



Detroit Red Wings prospect Sebastian Cossa plays for Canada at the WJC, but two other goalies are starting ahead of him

Detroit Red Wings fans who want to see top goalie prospect Sebastian Cossa in net for Canada at the WJC continue to be disappointed. reported undrafted London Knights goalie Brett Brochu will start for Canada tonight at 7 p.m. against Austria (NHL Network). Canada defeated Czechia 6-3 in its opener with New York Rangers prospect Dylan Gerand in net.

Austria is one of the weaker teams in the tournament. Finland defeated Austria 7-1 in its opener. This should not be a challenging game for Canada. Red Wings prospect defenseman Donovan Sebrango is playing for Canada. He scored in Canada’s opener.

The Red Wings drafted Sebastian Cossa 15th overall last summer.  He is 53-10-7 during his Western Hockey League career.

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Around the NHL

Detroit: Three Red Wings returned to practice, but the team still has eight on the COVID-19 list. The COVID list includes rookie sensation Lucas Raymond. Are the Detroit Red Wings going to be able to play against New York Islanders Wednesday?

Also, captain Dylan Larkin said he would have been willing to play for the USA in the Olympics had NHL participation not been vetoed.

Calgary: Flames ready to play, but they don’t know whether their Thursday game will be postponed.

Florida: The Panthers got seven players back from COVID-19 protocol, then lost four more. However, Aleksander Barkov, is back for the Florida Panthers. That trumps everything else.

Vegas:  The NHL has many games to reschedule. What can the Golden Knights fit into T-Mobile? Hockey Now provides the answer.

Washington:  Evgeny Kuznetsov and Nick Backstrom returned to Washington Capitals practice this week. They are more at full strength than most teams.