Söderholm releases the day at the World Cup - no Stützle diagnosis yet
Created: 05/16/2022, 23:07
DEB coach Toni Söderholm is giving his players a day off at the World Cup.
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National ice hockey coach Toni Söderholm is giving his national players a day off after their second win in the third World Cup game.
"Tomorrow we'll be completely free," announced Söderholm after the 3-2 win against France.
Helsinki - “The boys have planned something together.
Then we'll get back together for training the day after tomorrow.” The fourth German preliminary round match isn't scheduled for Thursday (4:20 p.m./Sport1 and MagentaSport) against Denmark.
It is unclear whether Tim Stützle can then play again.
The 20-year-old NHL forward for the Ottawa Senators injured his knee against France and had to come off the ice in the first period.
"Of course it's bitter when you lose a player so early.
We have important games now.
Let's hope everything is okay," said Söderholm.
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On Tuesday it should also be decided whether the North American pros Leon Gawanke and Lukas Reichel will travel to Finland.
Both were eliminated with their team in the playoffs of the second-rate North American professional league AHL.
"They have their final meetings today or tomorrow and then we'll talk about how quickly we could get them," Söderholm continued.