Poulin was injured when she blocked a shot in her collarbone/neck area in yesterday’s game against Switzerland.
“She’s doing better than she was yesterday. She’s in good spirit,” Gina Kingsbury, Director of Women’s National Teams of Hockey Canada, said on Wednesday afternoon.
“As a team we feel it’s necessary to give her a few days off here and reassess her and to make sure she’s good to go and doing well moving forward.”
Canada will play Team USA on Thursday, 26 August at 16:00 (MT) for first place in Group A before facing an opponent to be determined in the quarter-finals on Saturday, 28 August at 17:00 (MT).