Montour Out With Lower Body Injury, Will Miss Remainder Of Worlds

Brandon Montour Canada

Brandon Montour battles with a Slovakia player – Photo by Matt Zambonin / HHOF-IIHF Images

Former Chatham-Kent Cyclones defender and Tilbury resident Brandon Montour had his World Hockey Championships cut short by a lower body injury.

Suffered against Slovakia on Monday, Montour will miss the remainder of the tournament.

“It’s disappointing to see a player like Brandon get hurt at his first world championship,” said Ron Francis, a member of the management group with Canada’s National Men’s Team in a news release. “He is a key player who brought so much to the team, and although he won’t be able to continue, we were impressed with his work ethic on and off the ice. We wish him all the best in his recovery.”

Montour, 26, who plays for the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres, returned to Buffalo following the injury for further evaluation. He was in his first time representing Canada.

Canada replaced Montour with 22-year-old defender Philippe Myers on Wednesday.

Canada next plays May 16 against France.

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