MUNICH, Germany -- Olympic bronze medallist Jan Hudec will miss the final World Cup race of the season and the Canadian alpine skiing championships later this month after suffering a back injury in training. Nike Air Max 95 Herren Sale . The 32-year-old from Calgary, whose has battled injury throughout his career, missed Wednesdays downhill and will skip Thursdays super-G at the World Cup finals in Switzerland. Hudec crashed during super-G training in Austria last week and tweeted a photo of his bruised and swollen back on Wednesday. Hudec became the first Canadian alpine skier in 20 years to win an Olympic medal last month in Sochi when he finished third in the mens super-G. Hudec is currently in Munich and will return to Canada with the rest of the team on Friday. He expects to be sidelined from training for six to eight weeks. "If all goes well with the back I could return to training as early as May," said Hudec. "Ill have more time to prepare for the season and hope to come back stronger." He said the Olympics inspired him to keep competing. "To come away from the Games with that experience motivates me to keep going and keep on racing," said Hudec, who had two World Cup podium finishes this season and is ranked eighth in the world in super-G. "I know theres a lot more in me and there are things I want to achieve in this sport. When Im healthy, thats when I get excited to race so Im looking forward to building on this season and coming back healthy." Nike Air Max 720 Schweiz . With the team he supported as a child on the verge of reaching the Champions League semifinals for the first time in 19 years, Ba instead scored the goal that knocked them out. Air Max 270 Herren Günstig Kaufen . - In about six minutes, the Memphis Grizzlies had allowed their 23-point lead to be cut to seven.HAMILTON, Ont. -- The Hamilton Bulldogs inability to capitalize on their first-period chances came back to haunt them on Sunday. After outshooting the Utica Comets 17-7 in the opening period, the Bulldogs had nothing to show for it on the scoreboard. Instead, the Bulldogs conceded the games first goal early in the second period, and dropped their fourth consecutive decision, and fifth in their past six games. Joacim Eriksson made 29 saves as the Comets defeated the Bulldogs 3-1 in American Hockey League action. "We played a good first period, and to come out with no score after one, maybe we deserved a better fate," said Hamilton head coach Sylvain Lefebvre. "But in the second period, we didnt play well at all. "In the third, when they scored their goal, it looked like we put our heads down instead of rolling up our sleeves." Zach Hamill, Alexandre Grenier and Colin Stuart scored for the Comets (2-8-2), who have now won two consecutive games after opening their season on a ten-game losing streak. Sven Andrighetto had the lone goal for Hamilton (5-5-3), while Dustin Tokarski made 29 saves in a losing effort. The Bulldogs outplayed and outpossessed the Comets in the opening period, but had few clear chances to score despite their puck possession, settling instead for shots from the perimeter. "We need to be more assertive and shoot to score, instead of shooting just to get the puck on net," said Lefebvre. "We need to drive the net with more authority. There are things that you can do, but you cant get frustrated." Utica forward David Booth had his teams best chance in an otherwise disjointed period, when he streaked into the attacking zone from the left and fired a high wrist shot that forced an alert glove save from Tokarski with 4:30 left to play. Hamilton was lacking a finishing touch and Andrighetto wasted his teams clearest opportunity to score when he chose to pass rather than shoot while on the backhand in the low slot. A bright start to the second for the Comets, the farm team of the Vancouver Canucks, culminated inn the games first goal at the 2:14 mark of the period. Vapormax Flyknit 3 Schweiz. Pascal Pelletier carried the puck down the right wing and centred for a streaking Hamill. The pass never made it to the wingers stick, and instead clipped off of his near skate and slid past Tokarski. Momentum was suddenly with Utica, and Nicklas Jensen had two wide-open chances to double the visitors lead a minute later. The winger was stationed in the high slot without a defender, and took two one-time shots, with the first hitting Tokarskis crossbar and the second going just wide of his near post. Hamilton was pinned back for much of the second period, but managed to find a breakthrough against the run of play at 19:05, when Andrighetto scored his team-leading sixth goal of the season. Mike Blundens initial shot was saved, but the rebound off Eriksson went to Andrighetto, who easily fired it high and into the open net. The Swiss rookie has taken hold of a spot in Hamiltons top six, and said that he is looking to repay his coachs faith in him. "I feel comfortable, and I think that Ive worked hard outside of the rink as well," said Andrighetto. "The coach is giving me a lot of trust in playing me with St. Pierre and Blunden right now. Thats great, because I think I can learn a lot from those guys. "I want to repay that trust with my performances on the ice." Booth put his speed on display to open the third period, accelerating past a Hamilton defender and moving to the backhand side, where Tokarski slid to smother his point-blank effort. Utica retook the lead with another fortunate bounce, as Peter Anderssons low shot from the point deflected off the skate of Morgan Ellis and straight to Grenier on the right wing, and he easily slotted a wrist shot past Tokarski at 2:59 of the third. A flurry in front of the Comets net with nine minutes to play seemed destined to yield a Bulldog equalizer, but neither Akim Aliu nor Ben Duffy could bat a bouncing puck past Eriksson. Stuart put the game beyond doubt, scoring into an empty net with nine seconds left in the game. ' ' '
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Wednesday kicked off the official start of Montreal Canadiens training camp with the players undergoing team medicals. Jaromir Jagr Jersey . For one player, in particular, having a good performance at this camp will be extremely important. Louis Leblanc didnt have the year he would have liked with the Hamilton Bulldogs last season. After being sidelined with a high ankle sprain Leblanc had difficulties trying to get his game going again: he had 10 goals and eight assists in 62 games in the AHL and played no games with the Canadiens. "When you go into the corners you never really trust your ankle the way you did before" Leblanc said about coming back from his injury, but he did say he was able to put that injury behind him this summer. Habs general manager Marc Bergevin acknowledged at his season-ending press conference that Leblanc did take a step back last season compared to the previous year, where he played 42 games with the Canadiens. Leblanc, a local boy from Kirkland, a suburb of Montreal, was selected 18th overall at the 2009 Draft that was held in Montreal at the Bell Centre. One can only imagine what the pressure is like for this young hockey player to succeed. Therefore, Leblanc has decided to work on his mental game with the help of a few different sports psychologists: Dr. Sylvain Guimond, who is the Habs sports psychologist, Dr. David Scott who works with the Hamilton Bulldogs and Dr. Wayne Halliwell. "When youre younger you dont realize that the mental part of the game is important as well," Leblanc told the media. With Brian Gionta and George Parros both recovering from injuries and questionable for the start of the season, there is a possibility that if Leblanc has a good showing at this camp he might earn himself a spot back with the big club. Other Camp Notes: Tomas Plekanec arrived in Montreal on Tuesday after missing the Canadiens annual golf tournament last week due to the passing of his father. Plekanec, being an only child, stayed back in his native Czech Republic for a little longer than usual to be with his mother during this difficult time. Brendan Gallagher will continue to live with Josh Gorges once again this season. Gorges got married this summer in Hawaii. Brian Gionta (bicep injury) and George Parros (shoulder) will take part in Thursdays practice but will not play in the scrimmage which is open to the public at 11am on Thursday in Brossard. Players who will not practice due to injury are: Alexei Emelin (not expected back before December), Steven Quailer and Joonas Nattinen. Rick Tocchet Jersey . The Swede became the first golfer to win the PGA Tours FedEx Cup and European Tours Race to Dubai in the same season. "It is still taking a little time to sink in what Ive achieved this week as was the case when I won the FedEx Cup but then it just kept getting better and better as the days went on and I am sure this will be the same," he said. Pascal Dupuis Jersey . Geovany Soto had an RBI for the Cubs. Carlos Silva gave up one run on three hits over six innings to pick up the win. Josh Willingham drove in the lone run for the Nationals, who had just four hits.SAN FRANCISCO - Yusmeiro Petit pitched a four-hitter for his second career complete game, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Tuesday night. Making his third start since replacing Tim Lincecum in the rotation, Petit (5-3) faced just two more than the minimum and matched his season high of nine strikeouts. The right-hander needed only 84 pitches to finish the gem, the fewest in a nine-inning complete game by any pitcher in the majors this season. Petit, who threw 26 first-pitch strikes, came within one out of a perfect game against the Diamondbacks on Sept. 6, 2013. Leadoff hitter Angel Pagan had four hits and scored twice. Joe Panik went 5 for 5 and Gregor Blanco added two singles to help San Francisco win its seventh straight home game. Overall, the Giants have won 10 of 13. Ender Inciarte homered leading off the fourth to end Arizonas seven-game homerless drought, but manager Kirk Gibsons club managed only three hits the rest of the way. The Diamondbacks have lost four straight. The Giants stranded seven runners in the first three innings but took advantage of control problems by starter Wade Miley (7-11) Andrew Susac drew a bases-loaded walk in the first inning and Pablo Sandoval did the same thing in the second. Pagan scored both times. Buster Posey also drove in a run in the second when Diamondbacks first baseman Mark Trumbo couldnt handle a bounced throw from shortstop Didi Grregorius, who was trying to complete a double play. Kris Letang Jersey . . Miley, winless since July 30, gave up three runs and five hits in two innings. He walked four and struck out one. Gregor Blanco singled and scored on an error by Inciarte in left field. Posey added a sacrifice fly to make it 5-0. Petit did the rest in his best start since his near-miss against Arizona a year ago. He retired his first nine hitters — five by strikeout — before Inciarte went deep. The ball landed in McCovey Cove, the 101st splash hit since AT&T Park opened in 2000. Petit also singled in the second — his first hit of the season — and scored on Poseys grounder. TRAINERS ROOM Diamondbacks: RHP Brad Ziegler will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in Phoenix. ... LHP Patrick Corbin and RHP David Hernandez each played catch for the first time since having elbow surgery in the spring. ... Arizona called up RHP Zeke Spruill from Triple-A Reno. Giants: 1B Brandon Belt is scheduled to fly to Pittsburgh on Thursday to see a concussion specialist. Belt, on the disabled list since Aug. 8, could resume baseball activities as soon as this weekend. UP NEXT Diamondbacks RHP Josh Collmenter (10-7) is one win shy of his career high. His 103 strikeouts are already a career best. Giants RHP Ryan Vogelsong (8-10) has a 5.51 ERA in three starts against Arizona this season. ' ' '