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As the news agency Keystone-SDA reports, medical exams have shown that the 27-year-old will have to undergo surgery. He will thus have to pass on the IIHF Worlds and will not be able to join the team of head coach Patrick Fischer.
Over the course of this season, Dean Kukan suited up 34 times for the Columbus Blue Jackets and was on the ice for a bit more than 14 minutes per game on average. He scored one goal and added four assists.