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