Ankle sprain sidelines Murray

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NHL scouts hoping to catch a glimpse of the highly regarded Ryan Murray will have to wait four-to-six weeks to do so.

The standout Everett Silvertips captain suffered a high ankle sprain in an 8-2 loss to the Brandon Wheat Kings Wednesday night.

Murray is regarded as the best draft eligible defenseman – at least at this point – for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft next June.

The sprain could put his World Junior Championship ambitions in doubt. Murray, who captained Canada’s World Under-18 entry last March, should be returning right around the time of Canada’s selection camp for the World Junior Championship in Edmonton and Calgary.

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