Canadiens prospect Charles Hudon will miss the World Junior Hockey Championship in Ufa, Russia, because of a back injury suffered during a practice in Helsinki.
Hockey Canada announced that Hudon, who plays for the Chicoutimi Saguenéens, will be replaced by forward Mark McNeill of the WHL’s Prince Albert Raiders.
Hudon, who was selected by the Canadiens in the fifth round of this year’s NHL draft, will return to Canada on Sunday for treatment. McNeil will join the team Saturday.
The tournament begins on Boxing Day. To see the complete schedule, click here.
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