Yikes, Tyler Seguin suffered a hairline fracture in his heel

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The Dallas Stars provided bad news after Tyler Seguin underwent an MRI: the star forward suffered a hairline fracture in his heel.

Stars GM Jim Nill didn’t provide a timetable for his recovery, stating that the team will re-evaluate Seguin in about one week.

At the moment, this feels like the nightmare scenario NHL teams try to put out of their minds when they think about elite players participating in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, which kicks off on Saturday. This is a far cry from the belief that Seguin would merely need a few day’s rest.

It’s believed that Seguin was injured thanks to this unfortunate spill during Canada’s exhibition run:

No doubt about it, this has been a really rough several months for Seguin, who dealt with Achilles/calf issues that derailed the end of his 2015-16 season.

As far as Team Canada is concerned, Ryan O'Reilly isn’t just Seguin’s replacement on the roster … he’s also a big reason why Claude Giroux is an unlikely healthy scratch.

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