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by Paul on 02/08/10 at 06:56 PM ET
via Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Canucks forward Pavol Demitra has left the team and returned to Vancouver to deal with a personal matter.
“He has has a personal matter that he had to take care of so he flew back to Vancouver this afternoon,” coach Alain Vigneault said after his team’s practice here this afternoon.
Vigneault said he does not know whether Demitra will be back for any of the four remaining games of the Canucks’ current eight-game road trip. The team would not make any further comment on Demitra, who is scheduled to play for Slovakia at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
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