After losing to forward John Tavares before the start of the World championship, Team Canada has just taken another blow.
Brandon Montour will miss the remainder of the 2019 IIHF World Championship with a lower-body injury, Hockey Canada announced on Tuesday. The defenseman suffered the injury during Team Canada's 6-5 win over Team Slovakia on Monday. The Sabres defenceman is being sent back to Buffalo for further evaluation.
“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 via a statement through Hockey Canada . “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.”
It was Montour's first time representing Canada at the tournament.
Last week, it was Tavares who got injured prior to the start of the tournament's games. The star forward sustained an oblique injury in practice with Team Canada ahead of the World Hockey Championship and returned to Toronto for further evaluation.
Let's hope the roster of the roster stays healthy!