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Wild assign Dumba to Canadian junior team



As expected, the Minnesota Wild have assigned defenseman Matt Dumba to Canada’s junior team so he can participate in the upcoming World Junior tournament, which runs Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Sweden.

Dumba, 19, was the Wild’s first-round pick (seventh overall) in 2012. He’s played 13 games this season, scoring once with one assist.

Canada’s selection camp begins Dec. 12, with the final 22-man roster finalized by Dec. 25.

It’s also possible that Toronto defenseman Morgan Rielly will be loaned to Canada. The Maple Leafs have yet to make a decision on that.