Arizona Coyotes forward Tobias Rieder suffered a knee injury at the 2016 World Championship in Russia and has been sent home by the team.
He suffered an injury to the interior ligament of his left knee Saturday after colliding in the neutral zone with Canada’s Corey Perry.
He’ll miss the rest of the tournament, though the Germans managed a man down on Sunday, besting Team USA 3-2 on a last-minute goal by defenseman Korbinian Holzer.
Rieder is coming off a successful sophomore campaign for the Coyotes where he posted 14 goals and 37 points. He’ll be negotiating a new deal this summer, as he just finished the final year of his entry-level contract. The 23-year-old center provided some important depth for a team on the rise.
He’s expected to be laid up for four to six weeks with the injury, according to the IIHF.
Additionally, Gerrit Fauser of the Grizzlys Wolfsburgin Germany was injured in Saturday’s contest. He was expected to travel back to Germany on Sunday.
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