The 2017 World Juniors can be a catalyst for fans dreaming of future NHL impacts, but there’s also the risk that a prospect might get hurt.
Here’s hoping that Montreal Canadiens defensive prospect Noah Juulsen will avoid any significant issues after a big hit by Dallas Stars prospect Denis Gurianov. Gurianov received a two-minute penalty for the check, which put Russia shorthanded against Canada.
Some believe that Juulsen was at least partially at fault for the hit being dangerous, as he turned at an inopportune time:
Either way, Canadiens fans have to cross their fingers that this won’t be too big of an issue for Juulsen. Especially since he’s already dealt with some concussion problems.