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McDavid ‘day-to-day’ as Team Canada prepares to open camp

Niagara IceDogs v Erie Otters

BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 22: Connor McDavid #97 of the Erie Otters prepares to play the Niagara IceDogs in an OHL hockey game at the First Niagara Center on October 22, 2014 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by B Wippert/Getty Images)

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There’s good news for top prospect Connor McDavid and Team Canada as camp gets set to open in Toronto this week.

The 17-year-old has his cast off and will be participating in on-ice activities as Canada’s team selection camp for the upcoming world junior championship begins.

However, McDavid has not been cleared for contact as of yet.

“We’re going to talk with Connor tomorrow and obviously it’s great news for us to have him on the ice to skate,” coach Benoit Groulx told The Canadian Press Wednesday. “We’re going to discuss with him how he feels and he’s going to be monitored by the doctor.

“Obviously it’s going to be a day-to-day evaluation. We’ll start from there and see how it goes.”

McDavid, who is expected to be one of the top two selections at next June’s NHL Draft, has not played since Nov. 12 when he broke his right hand during a fight.

The Ontario native had 16 goals and 51 points in 18 games with the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League at the time of his injury.

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