Top Canucks prospect Jonathan Dahlen has mono, and will miss the 2017 Young Stars Classic in Penticton, the Canucks announced Tuesday.
Many believe that Dahlen, who was acquired in the trade that sent Alex Burrows to the Ottawa Senators, has a big future with the Canucks. Fans were excited to see the skilled winger in person, especially since they likely won’t get many more chances this year — Dahlen is expected to spend the season in Sweden, and that seems even more likely now that he’s slated to miss all of training camp.
Dahlen was a surprise omission from the Canucks’ Young Stars roster, which was released earlier in the day, along with the schedule for the Young Stars Classic, which sees top prospects from Western Canada’s four clubs compete in a mini-tournament ahead of training camp.
The Canucks will play the Winnipeg Jets prospects on Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m., the Calgary Flames prospects on Sept. 10 at 2pm, and close out their schedule versus the Edmonton Oilers prospects on Sept. 11 at 2pm. All games will take place at the South Okanagan Events Centre.
Dahlen will be missed from the Canucks’ roster, but Vancouver still has plenty of talent coming to this year’s tournament, especially compared to previous years. The complete roster, which includes high-profile prospects like Brock Boeser, Olli Juolevi, and Thatcher Demko, can be found here.Follow @harrisonmooney
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