'Everybody's looking up to that challenge': Canada's D ready to fill void left by Montour
Team Canada has added defenceman Philippe Myers to its world hockey championship roster in the wake of a tournament-ending injury to Brandon Montour.
Myers, 22, appeared in 21 games with the Philadephia Flyers this season, posting one goal and two points. He scored nine goals and posted 33 points in 53 games with the AHL's Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
Montour was injured during Team Canada's 6-5 win over Team Slovakia on Monday. Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill said Wednesday he does not believe Montour will be sidelined long-term with the lower-body injury.
Canadian defenceman Dante Fabbro is also dealing with an injury and could miss the team's game against France on Thursday.
Myers has represented Canada once before on the international stage, winning silver at the 2017 world juniors.