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Loui Eriksson, Sweden Fall in Gold Medal Game at World Championships

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Loui is in there somewhere. Just look really hard.
Loui is in there somewhere. Just look really hard.

The list of Dallas Stars players and prospects still plying their craft on the ice this year is dwindling down to almost none. Loui Eriksson and Sweden lost to Finland at the IIHF World Championship Gold Medal game today 6-1, so he'll collect a silver medal for his efforts, as will Nicklas Grossman and Tom Wandell, seemingly.

More importantly the Stars escape without further injury. All three Swedish Stars in Slovakia suffered minor injuries but none are expected to affect them come September, and everyone will now have a lengthy summer (unfortunately) to rehab and rest. Most notable of the injuries was Grossman's knee, because it was the same knee he injured in March in a Stars uniform.

Eriksson finished the tournament with three goals, an assist, and a +4 rating in nine games played.

The United States...finished 8th. Jack Campbell was present for the United States team and dressed as the backup in their final effort but did not see any ice time.

So the Stars are done at the NHL, AHL, ECHL, CHL and international levels, but have two young men still battling in Canadian Juniors. 20 year old prospect Matt Fraser of the WHL will play for the Memorial Cup. His Kootenay Ice won the Western Hockey League and the undrafted winger tallied 77 points in 66 games for them this year.

Also still alive is Hubert Labrie, a 19 year old defensive prospect in the QMJHL. According to ESPN Dallas, he leads the QMJHL playoffs with a +18 rating.