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Canadian forward Melodie Daoust was scratched from Saturday’s Olympic women’s hockey game against Finland because of injury.

The status of the 30-year-old from Valleyfield, Que., was “day-to-day”, according to Hockey Canada, and Daoust is expected to return to the lineup “at some point” during the tournament.

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Daoust was checked hard into the boards by defender Sarah Forster in the second period of Thursday’s 12-1 win over the Swiss to open the tournament in Beijing.

The Canadian forward left the ice bent over in pain.

Daoust led Canada to a world championship last summer in Calgary with six goals and six assists in seven games.