MONTREAL -- Injured Erie Otters center Connor McDavid is on schedule to start the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship on time, Hockey Canada director of player personnel Ryan Jankowski said Monday.
McDavid was one of 29 players named Monday to Canada's National Junior Team selection camp, which begins Dec. 11 in Toronto.
Considered one of the top two players available for the 2015 NHL Draft, McDavid sustained a fractured bone in his right hand in a game against the Mississauga Steelheads on Nov. 11 and was expected to miss up to six weeks.
"Everything's coming along real well with Connor. I think we're real happy and Connor's real happy with the recovery," Jankowski said. "He has another doctor's appointment on Dec. 9 when we'll learn a little bit more. But everything is on time for him to be back for the start of the tournament. Hopefully we have no setbacks with that along the way."