Duncan Keith is not participating in the hockey World Cup for the team Canada in the injury of the causes prolonged right knee, Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman, and the possibility that he is not ready for the start of the regular season say.
“I try not to put any expectations on it,” Bowman, according to the Chicago Tribune, spoke in the media Thursday of the World Cup at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. “Are we just display. When he is ready, he is nothing to worry about I. Are ready, now, we are not trying to put a time frame on it. we are we and better feel the have to have ne exhibition of the game if you get in, if he was ready to play, he will play. ”
33-year-old defense is named to the Canadian team for the World Cup, but was withdrawn from the competition of August 24 in order to give extra time to rehab him to his knees. Keith is, he is to repair his meniscus tear in the right knee suffered during the 2015 Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning, was underwent surgery on October 20 last year.
Black Hawks, to play the September 28 days for their first pre-season game Pittsburgh Penguins, will open the regular season Oct. 12 at home against the St. Louis Blues.
Keith, twice Norris Trophy winner, had nine goals and 34 assists last season 67 games. He added two assists in three goals and six playoff game.