Slafkovsky wearing a knee brace
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Slafkovsky officially misses Slovakia' 1st game due to medical reasons

Published May 3, 2024 at 7:41 PM

The young forward from the Montreal Canadiens, Juraj Slafkovsky, has been spotted with two well-known faces in Quebec.

Indeed, he was recently seen with Arber Xhekaj and Michael Pezzetta, in Montreal no less!

We love to see this, but it raises some questions.

Juraj Slafkovsky in Montreal while Slovakia started its journey today!

It should be recalled that journalist Tomas Prokop recently reported that Slafkovsky would join the Slovak national team later than expected, that he would have to stay in Montreal for medical reasons, and that is exactly what seems to be happening.

It should also be noted that Slafkovsky was seen wearing a knee brace at the end of the season. It's worrisome, but let's wait and see.

Slovakia has to do without Slafkovsky for now

In any case, it's mysterious and raises questions, but the good news is that Slafkovsky should still join Slovakia a little later, and participate in the tournament.

So it doesn't seem to be anything too serious for him, but it's something to keep an eye on.

Until then, we wish him a good time with his teammates and friends in our beautiful city! See images here:

This shows that Xhekaj and Pezzetta are also still in town! It's always great to see when players stay in Montreal, even during the offseason.

Here is the lineup for Slovakia for today's game, a lineup without Juraj Slafkovsky:

Slafkovsky, 20 years old, has collected 20 goals and 50 points in total this season, in 82 games. The forward, drafted first overall in 2022, has shown serious potential and that is very encouraging for the future.

Let's recall that a concerning image surfaced at the end of the season showing Slaf wearing a knee brace:

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