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2021 IIHF Men’s World Championships: Ruotsalainen Scores

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Arttu Ruotsalainen scores, Thompson still out

Finland v Italy: Group B - 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Photo by EyesWideOpen/Getty Images

Buffalo Sabres forward Tage Thompson remains day-to-day with an upper body injury at the 2021 IIHF Men’s World Championships, though he could return to the lineup soon. He was a full participant in practice on Wednesday, but didn’t play in Thursday’s win over Latvia.

Elsewhere, Sabres forward Arttu Ruotsalainen scored in Finland’s 3-0 win over Italy.

Here are your Sabres-relevant stats through another day in Latvia:

Colin Miller (CAN): 4 GP - 0 G - 0 A

Victor Olofsson (SWE): 4 GP - 1 G - 0 A

JJ Peterka (GER): 0 GP - 0 G - 0 A

Lawrence Pilut (SWE): 4 GP - 0 G - 1 A

Tobias Rieder (GER): 4 GP - 1 G - 1 A

Arttu Ruotsalainen (FIN): 4 GP - 1 G - 1 A

Tage Thompson (USA): 2 GP - 0 G - 0 A (inj., day-to-day)

Switzerland 8, Slovakia 1

Switzerland goals: Raphael Diaz, Sven Andrighetto, Romain Loeffel (2), Gregory Hofmann (2), Timo Meier, Philipp Kurashev

Slovakia goals: Michal Kristof

United States 4, Latvia 2

United States goals: Matt Tennyson, Brian Boyle, Trevor Moore, Matty Beniers

Latvia goals: Miks Indrasis, Renars Krastenbergs

Czech Republic 4, Sweden 2

Czech Republic goals: Jakub Vrana, Jan Kovar, Lukas Klok, Jakub Flek

Sweden goals: Andreas Wingerli, Rickard Rakell

Finland 3, Italy 0

Finland goals: Tony Sund (2), Arttu Ruotsalainen

Italy goals: None

Standings

Group A:

1. Russia Olympic Committee (3-0-0-1)

2. Switzerland (3-0-0-1)

3. Slovakia (3-0-0-1)

4. Czech Republic (1-1-0-2)

5. Denmark (1-1-0-2)

6. Great Britain (1-0-1-2)

7. Belarus (1-0-1-2)

8. Sweden (1-0-0-3)

Group B:

1. Finland (3-0-1-0)

2. Germany (3-0-0-1)

3. United States (3-0-0-1)

4. Kazakhstan (1-2-0-1)

5. Latvia (2-0-1-1)

6. Canada (1-0-0-3)

7. Norway (1-0-0-3)

8. Italy (0-0-0-4)

Friday’s Games

9:00 a.m., Sweden vs. Great Britain

9:00 a.m., Kazakhstan vs. Canada (Live on NHLN)

1:00 p.m., Denmark vs. Belarus

1:00 p.m. Latvia vs. Norway (Live on NHLN)