New York Rangers Matthew Robertson deemed unfit to play at WJC and sent home from Team Canada

The New York Rangers now only have two players on Team Canada’s World Junior team. Matthew Robertson, a highly regarded prospect has been deemed unfit to play due to coronavirus issues.

Two players have tested positive, but no specific names mentioned. According to reports, the other players may have been exposed and subsequently sent home.

Rangers prospect Matthew Robertson

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Matthew Robertson at Traverse City (Getty Images)

The Rangers selected the promising defenseman Matthew Robertson of the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings in the 2nd round of the 2019 draft. The 19 year-old is a strong skater whose hockey IQ is considered way above average.

His skating and transition game makes his play anticipation and ability to control the puck a huge strong suit. Robertson has already got the Rangers believing he will one day start at the Garden as well.

Braden Schneider (2020 1st round) and Dylan Garand (2020 4th round) are still with Team Canada.

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