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Leafs' Schenn joins Canada for world championship

Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Luke Schenn watches the replay of his turn over which led to Florida Panthers' Marcel Goc scoring during first period NHL hockey action in Toronto on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. Schenn broke his stick against the net after the goal.

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Luke Schenn is joining Canada at the IIHF World Hockey Championship for the third time in four years.

The Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman accepted an invitation to the tournament on Tuesday.

Schenn is the fifth Canadian blue-liner to sign on for next month's event in Helsinki, joining Maple Leafs teammate Dion Phaneuf, Jay Bouwmeester, P.K. Subban and Marc Methot.

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Eleven forwards and two goaltenders have also committed to the team.

Schenn had 22 points (2-20) in 79 games for the Leafs this season.

Canada opens the world championship on May 4 with a game against Slovakia.

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