Canada’s Mélodie Daoust day-to-day, expected to return to Olympics

Melodie Daoust of Canada competes during the Women's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A match between Team Canada and Team Switzerland at National Indoor Stadium on February 03, 2022 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

Team Canada released a promising update on Mélodie Daoust, announcing that the star forward is out day-to-day with an upper-body injury, but is expected to return to the Beijing Olympics.

Daoust skated off the ice during Canada’s Olympic opener against Switzerland, leaving the game after a hard check into the boards. The 30-year-old is a cornerstone for Team Canada, helping the squad to gold in Sochi in 2014 and silver in PyeongChang in 2018.

Canada has had a dominant start to the Winter Games, defeating the Swiss 12-1 and downing Finland 11-1 in the team’s second preliminary round match.

The Canadian team will next take the ice in their Monday Group A matchup against the Russian Olympic Committee.