Corey Perry replaces Jeff Carter for Canada at World Cup of Hockey


Well, that didn’t take very long.

About an hour or two after word surfaced that Jeff Carter won’t be able to suit up for Team Canada at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, we got word that Corey Perry will take his place.

When it comes to a hockey power like Canada, sometimes injury replacements almost feel like logical corrections. More than a few people probably wondered why Perry wasn’t on the roster in the first place.

(He’s a member of the Triple-Gold Club, after all.)

We’ve seen an early rush of players asking out or being knocked out of the competition; Carter joins David Krejci and probably Frederik Andersen as names who have been crossed off their respective countries’ lists as of Friday.

Perry and Carter are big bodies who can provide rare goal-scoring ability, so while they each have certain strengths and weaknesses in comparison to each other, it feels like a wash in the big picture.

This weekend may or may not inspire other injury announcements, as teams are likely getting into gear soon:

Naturally, injury updates are provoking the usual grumbling: