KOŠICE, Slovakia — Sabres defenseman Brandon Montour will miss the remainder of the World Championships in Slovakia. Montour is coming back to Buffalo for further examination. 

Montour suffered a lower body injury in Team Canada's win against Slovakia on Monday. 

Ron Francis, one of the managers of Team Canada, said it's tough to see a player like Montour get hurt.  

The Sabres acquired the 26 year from Anaheim late last season. This is the first time he's played for Team Canada. He did not register a point in the three games he played before being injured. 

While the extent of Montour's injury isn't known yet is it known that two Buffalo defenseman will miss the start of next season. Zach Bogosian and Laurence Pilut both had surgery and are expected to to take five to six months to recover from their surgeries. 

In another Sabres development Tuesday there was a report that restricted free agent Johan Larsson had signed with Brynäs IF in the SHL.

However, Larsson's agent Craig Oster told 2 On Your Side's Stu Boyar that "Larsson has not signed and his intention is to return to the National Hockey League."

The Sabres acquired Larsson in a trade with Minnesota in 2013.