Injured Marian Gaborik might miss World Cup of Hockey finals
TORONTO (AP) Team Europe's Marian Gaborik has a lower-body injury, putting his status in doubt for the World Cup of Hockey finals and perhaps the start of the NHL season.
Coach Ralph Krueger confirmed the injury Monday but did not elaborate.
Game 1 in the best-of-three series against Canada is Tuesday night.
The 34-year-old Slovakian forward scored his second goal in four World Cup games on Sunday to help Europe beat Sweden in the semifinals 3-2 in overtime.
Gaborik had 12 goals and 10 assists last season for the Los Angeles Kings, playing just 54 games because of a knee injury. He has 386 goals and 773 points in his career.