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- Phenom Connor McDavid, the likely No. 1 pick in the June entry draft, broke his hand last week during a fight while playing for the junior-level Erie Otters. He's expected to be out about six weeks and might miss the World Junior Championships. He takes a lot of punishment, but teams that saw Mississauga's Bryson Cianfrone goad him into fighting might try the same tactic. He must be careful when reacting.
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