Duncan Keith To Miss World Cup

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) looks to pass the puck against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) looks to pass the puck against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

By Scott King @ScottKingMedia

Wednesday afternoon the Blackhawks released the following statement from head team physician Dr. Michael Terry:

“As Duncan continues offseason rehabilitation on the right knee injury that he sustained last season, we understand his decision not to participate in next month’s World Cup of Hockey. We believe it is in his best interests to focus on getting stronger and not risk further injury.”

Keith’s spot on Team Canada’s roster has been filled by Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester. Keith had a meniscal tear repaired last October.

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