EDMONTON - Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will not play for Canada at the world hockey championship in Prague.
The Oilers said in a release Wednesday that Nugent-Hopkins met with the team's medical staff, and it was determined that a fracture in his right foot needs more time to heal.
Nugent-Hopkins was named to Canada's world championship roster Tuesday along with fellow Oilers Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle.
A replacement for Nugent-Hopkins had not yet been named.
Canada opens the tournament against Latvia on May 1.