Duncan Keith To Miss World Cup of Hockey

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.

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.

15 thoughts on “Duncan Keith To Miss World Cup of Hockey

  • August 24, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Rehab? Sounds more like he just doesnt want to do it.

  • August 24, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    No problem with not wanting to do it. For the time he puts in on the ice regularly,
    it probably adds up to more than the guys playing in the world cup AND the regular season. Sounds more like making this season a commitment for another Cup.

  • August 24, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    One Goal means Stanley Cup not World Cup. Great call Duncan wish the rest of the team would do the same.

  • August 24, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Smart move… kinda like NBA guys – not going to play in Olympics… been there… done that… I get PAID by Chicago!!!

    wish some others would stay home

  • August 24, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Dunks is a Scottish Warrior.

  • August 24, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Yup…….hate World Cup being before the season starts. Our guys need all the rest they can get

  • August 24, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Glad he ain’t going there. Rest up the knee, or just don’t go, whatever. Need a fresh #2 come the start of the season.

    Go Blackhawks!!!!

  • August 24, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Now we need the human pin cushion ( or puck cushion ) Nik H. to bow out.

    Let Pokka and Kempny keep gaining valuable experience against NHLers.

  • August 24, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    He must really need the time to get better-he loves playing in this type of situation, and it’s not all because he wants to save it for the Blackhawks.
    He’s got the one of a kind motor that can go all year plus+

  • August 25, 2016 at 12:45 am

    Very good news for the Hawks… Just rest and be ready for another run to the Cup
    …..Go Hawks Go ,,,,,,

  • August 25, 2016 at 2:48 am

    I would never question the “give a damn” attitude of #2. As Mo said, Keith is a warrior and an extremely competitive guy. I hope he is 100% fit once the puck drops to start the NHL season. If Hammer or anyone else on the Hawks sat this tournament out it would be fine with me as well.

    Lets Go Hawks!

  • August 25, 2016 at 7:13 am

    Now we just need 19, 50, 88, 4, 16, 81 and 72 to bow out as well.

  • August 25, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Let’s hope this is more because he didn’t want to attend a made up tournament that he doesn’t need, instead of his knee bothering him from a surgery he had months ago.

  • August 26, 2016 at 10:47 am

    I wish Marian Hossa would also opt out , as he needs his rest also. Everybody thought it was good the Hawks got to rest because of their early out in the playoffs and now they have what is basically an all star game to get tired from , Nick Halmarstrom also should opt out

  • August 28, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Keith respecting his livelihood

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