Steven Stamkos will miss Canada's first game of the qualification round on Friday after suffering a minor concussion after a hit from Swiss defenseman Timo Helbing. Jordan Eberle will be added to the Canadian roster and take his place in the lineup. For a recap of Switzerland's 4-1 victory of Canada, visit The Copper & Blue.
Matthias Wienhandl of Sweden, however, after a recurrence of concussion like symptoms from an earlier concussion he suffered six weeks ago while playing in the KHL. Wienhandl had 3 goals and was +3 in 2 games. Sweden could add two skaters before today's game vs. the Czech Republic, and then two more to their roster at the start of the qualification round.