US captain Justin Abdelkader to miss remainder of Worlds due to injury

Justin Abdelkader Latvia Ice Hockey Worlds
Posted at 5:09 PM, Jun 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-02 17:09:19-04

(WXYZ) -- USA Hockey says captain Justin Abdelkader will miss the remainder of the World Championships in Latvia due to an injury.

Abdelkader suffered a lower-body injury during the second period of Monday's 2-0 win over Germany.

Brian Boyle took over as captain for the U.S., which beat Italy 4-2 Tuesday to close out the preliminary round.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.