Jakub Lauko looked like an obvious lock for the World Juniors, what with his decent play in his first year of Semi-Pro action after being part of a phenomenal QMJHL team...and then he got handed a real nasty snag to his development: a hit with an elbow. And got stretchered off for his trouble.
Here’s the play which resulted in Jakub Lauko being stretchered off the ice tonight. Not really sure what happened, but looked like he just collapsed and went down hard. There was contact before this, but I’m still not sure what happened. He gave a thumbs up after. #NHLBruins pic.twitter.com/Qor8Lo264J— Bruins Network (@BruinsNetwork) December 8, 2019
His availability for the P-B’s was in question all through last week, and it looked like he was probably gonna miss out...until wonderful news came up!
Jakub Lauko passed concussion testing, practiced this morning. He's leaving tonight for WJC in Czechia— Mark Divver (@MarkDivver) December 17, 2019
Yes, he will indeed be playing for the home team at the World Juniors! Just in time for Christmas! And the Czechs will need him, as they have been lagging in the firepower department, and could use someone with his explosiveness.
Good luck to Jakub has he tries to bring the Czechs to a medal game!