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Norway's NHL Player Out Against Russia With Injury

NHL player for Norway isn't playing Tuesday because of a hand injury.

Norway's only NHL player has been ruled out against Russia.

New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello isn't playing Tuesday because of a hand injury.

The setback hurts Norway's chances of competing against the host Russians in the preliminary round of the Olympic hockey tournament.

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It was not immediately clear when Zuccarello, a two-time Olympian, was hurt at the Sochi Games or if the injury will affect his ability to play in the NHL next week. He leads the Rangers this season with a career-high 43 points. 

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