Boston Bruins prospect Jakub Lauko's 2020 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship experience lasted less than a minute.
The 19-year-old left winger suffered an MCL injury early in the first period of the Czech Republic's group stage game against Russia and didn't return. It's possible Lauko misses the rest of the tournament because of this injury.
Varada (of course it was him, autocorrection) also said: 'From the first prognosis from the doctor that will keep Jakub Lauko out of the tournament. But will do a MRI tomorrow so we'll see' #WorldJuniors2020 #NHLBruins https://t.co/oUW261ghi1— Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) December 26, 2019
Here's a look at the play that caused the injury:
The Czech Republic, who are the host nation for the tournament, ultimately won 4-3 without Lauko.
Lauko is an offensively gifted player with impressive speed. The Bruins selected him with the 77th overall pick (third round) of the 2018 NHL Draft. He's tallied eight points (four goals, four assists) in 18 games for the AHL's Providence Bruins this season.