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After the USA Bankruptcy: The Vice World Champion is worried and hoping for a storm

After the USA Bankruptcy: The Vice World Champion is worried and hoping for a storm

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A 1:6 defeat to the USA is bearable for the national ice hockey team, but the impending loss of Nico Sturm in further matches at the World Cup will be a bitter setback. It is not clear when the 29-year-old San Jose Sharks forward as well as ailing defenders Maximilian Zuber and Fabio Wagner will be able to play for the runners-up world champions again. National team coach Harold Kreis said: “We have expectations and hopes that they will regain their fitness again soon.”

Without a storm: The national team has no chance against the United States



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DEB pick around NHL pro JJ Peterka (right) had to concede defeat to France.

3:5 after 3:0: France is defeated in the DEB selection



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Exact injury prognosis or return dates in ice hockey are almost never reported. Kreis confirmed the injury, but left open the possibility of one of the trio returning for Monday's Group C match against favorites Sweden (8:20pm/ProSieben and MagentaSport). Al-Kindi explained: “We will see how the recovery will take place.”

Sturm was already a very important performer in last year's exciting World Championship runner-up finish. The NHL pro was also one of the highlights of DEB's good pick in the opening 6:4 win over Slovakia. “Every injured player is a loss for us,” Chris said. This is especially true for storms, both on and off the ice.

The former DEL coach did not want to dramatize the failures. “The fact that all the players play every match is unusual in a World Cup,” Chris explained.