Bouwmeester to take Redden's place

Updated: September 2, 2004, 7:06 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Injured defenseman Wade Redden will miss at least one of Canada's games at the World Cup of Hockey.

Wade Redden
Defense
Ottawa Senators
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2003-2004 SEASON STATISTICS
GM G A PTS +/- PIM
81 17 26 43 21 65

The injury, most likely to his left shoulder, was confirmed in tests Thursday. He was hurt when he was checked into the boards during Canada's 5-1 win over Slovakia on Wednesday in Montreal.

Canada already has lost defensemen Ed Jovanovski, who sustained a tournament-ending knee injury Tuesday against the United States.

Team Canada executive director Wayne Gretzky said Jay Bouwmeester of the Florida Panthers will take Redden's place when Canada faces Russia on Saturday. Gretzky said he hopes Redden can return for a quarterfinal on Wednesday or possibly a semifinal the following Saturday. Until then, the team has listed him as day-to-day.

"He's got some time," Gretzky said. "Everybody heals differently."


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