North America replaces injured Monahan with Trocheck
NEW YORK (AP) Team North America's Sean Monahan is out of the World Cup with a back injury and has been replaced by forward Vincent Trocheck.
The NHL announced the move Friday afternoon for the 23-and-under North American team that is made up of American and Canadian players. The Calgary Flames announced that Monahan strained his back in preseason training.
Flames general manager Brad Treliving said in a statement that the team does not anticipate Monahan's injury being long term and expects him to be ready for the start of training camp.
Trocheck, 23, has 37 goals and 46 assists in 146 games with the Florida Panthers.
Monahan, 21, recently signed a $44.63 million, seven-year deal with the Flames. He has 80 goals and 79 assists in 237 games.