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Norway's NHL Player Out Against Russia With Injury

NHL player for Norway isn't playing Tuesday because of a hand injury.

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014  |  Updated 9:45 AM EDT
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Finland defenseman Sami Lepisto and Norway forward Mats Zuccarello fight for control of the puck up against the glass during the 2014 Winter Olympics men's ice hockey game at Shayba Arena, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

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Norway's only NHL player has been ruled out against Russia.

New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello isn't playing Tuesday because of a hand injury.

The setback hurts Norway's chances of competing against the host Russians in the preliminary round of the Olympic hockey tournament.

It was not immediately clear when Zuccarello, a two-time Olympian, was hurt at the Sochi Games or if the injury will affect his ability to play in the NHL next week. He leads the Rangers this season with a career-high 43 points. 

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