Connor McDavid will not be going to the IIHF World Hockey Championship in May as he recovers from a leg injury suffered in Game No. 82 over the weekend according to TSN's Ryan Rishaug.
Despite the absence, McDavid's injury isn't believed to be "too serious," Rishaug adds.
X-rays on McDavid, who slammed into the goalpost while cutting to the net when tripped by Calgary's Mark Giordano, were negative. He was scheduled to have an MRI on his knee Sunday to assess any damage and results won't be known for a day or two.
"Being completely honest, I thought my leg was in two pieces when I was sitting on the ice," McDavid on Sunday while wearing a knee brace. "Thankfully, the bone is OK. Thankfully, I was able to get up and with a lot of help I was able to get off.
"Like I said, we still don't know too much, but things look fairly positive right now, but we haven't had a picture in there."
McDavid finished his fourth NHL season with 41 goals and a career-high 116 points.
The Worlds will take place between May 10-26 in Slovakia.