What's buzzing:

Buzzing The Net

World junior championship: Finland’s Miro Aaltonen suffers gruesome broken ankle (VIDEO)

Neate Sager
Buzzing The Net

Watch it once, that is enough. Finland lost one of its veteran contributors on the first day of the world junior championship when Miro Aaltonen's right ankle bent in a way that ankles are not meant to bend.

Aaltonen, who plays for the Espoo Blues in the Finnish Elite League, was working on a three-point game in the third period when he was checked by Latvia's Pauls Zvirbulis while breaking out of his own zone. All of his weight came down on the right ankle; suffice to say, his tournament is over and his season could be, too.

The play comes 30 seconds into the TSN recap.

Finland finished fourth in last season's tournament after losing star defenceman Olli Maatta to a concussion in its tournament opener. It will have to overcome a similar challenge. Group A rival Sweden, of course, is also missing four eligible defencemen due to injuries.

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Contact him at neatesager@yahoo.ca and follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet.

View Comments (23)
  • Royals closer Holland comes off DL

    Royals closer Holland comes off DL

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals activated All-Star closer Greg Holland from the disabled list and optioned reliever Yohan Pino to Triple-A Omaha before their game Wednesday night against Cleveland. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 47 minutes ago
  • Canada rallies for 6-4 win over Sweden at world hockey championship

    Canada rallies for 6-4 win over Sweden at world hockey championship

    Tyler Ennis and his Canadian teammates have time to savour their comeback victory over Sweden at the world hockey championship. Ennis's power-play goal at 13:31 of the third period proved to be the winner as Canada defeated Sweden 6-4 on Wednesday, … More »

    The Canadian Press - 2 minutes 51 seconds ago
  • Mesmeric Messi nets double as Barca romp past Bayern

    Mesmeric Messi nets double as Barca romp past Bayern

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Two late moments of Lionel Messi magic and a goal from Neymar helped Barcelona break the resistance of Bayern Munich in a pulsating 3-0 victory in their Champions League semi-final first leg at the Nou Camp on … More »

    Reuters - 3 minutes 37 seconds ago
  • NFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated balls

    NFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated balls

    The 243-report on ''Deflategate'' came out Wednesday and stopped barely short of calling the Patriots star quarterback a cheater. It did, however, call some of his claims ''implausible'' and left little doubt that he had a role in having footballs … More »

    AP - Sports - 9 minutes ago
  • Cavaliers cancel arm slings giveaway during playoffs

    The Cavaliers canceled a plan to give away 20,000 arm slings to fans to show support for injured starting forward Kevin Love, who is out for the rest of the NBA playoffs. Love underwent surgery last week after his left shoulder was dislocated when … More »

    AP - Sports - 11 minutes ago