On Wednesday afternoon, Jay Bouwmeester was announced as a replacement for Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith on Team Canada for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey.
Keith, 33, pulled out officially because of an undisclosed injury. Keith is still rehabbing his right knee; he had surgery last Oct. 20 to repair a meniscal tear suffered during the 2015 Stanley Cup Final, which led to him missing time early during the 2015-16 regular season.
— Chris Kuc (@ChrisKuc) August 24, 2016
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, “[Keith] didn’t want to risk re-injury during the World Cup in Toronto next month.”
Dallas captain Jamie Benn has also been replaced on Team Canada this week; San Jose’s Logan Couture will play in place of Benn.
#Blackhawks now have 10 players in the World Cup: Toews, Crawford, Kane, Hjalmarsson, Kruger, Hossa, Panarin, Anisimov, Kempny, Pokka.
— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) August 24, 2016