Arizona Coyotes right winger Tobias Rieder underwent ankle surgery after injuring his ankle at the World Hockey Championship, the Coyotes announced on Saturday.

Rieder, 24, is expected to be sidelined 8 to 12 weeks and should be ready for training camp in September.

This is the second straight year that Rieder was injured while playing for Germany in IIHF tournament.

Apparently the damage to the ankle was more severe than originally believed, because the Coyotes said at the time of the injury that it was not serious.

Rieder scored a career-best 16 goals to go along with 18 assists in 80 games in 2016-17 for the Coyotes. In 2015-16, he had 14 goals and 23 assists.

He is entering the final year of a two-year contract that carries an annual cap hit of $2.225 million.



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