Latest results and news from the Canadian rookie tournaments. 

Oilers shut down Connor McDavid for remainder of rookie tournament.

Oilers shut down Connor McDavid for remainder of rookie tournament.

EDMONTON SUN: The Oilers have decided Connor McDavid won’t participate in any further games during the Young Stars tournament. They claim McDavid, who absorbed a big hit from Jake Virtanen in the game on Friday against the Canucks, isn’t hurt and he’ll participate in Wednesday’s game against the Alberta Golden Bears.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Oilers may be “managing an asset”, as the piece claims, but it has to be a disappointment to the fans in Pentiction who turned out for this tournament to see McDavid, who only played in one game.

THE VANCOUVER SUN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Led by Jake Virtanen, Jared McCann and Brendan Gaunce, the Vancouver Canucks downed the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 in the Young Stars tournament on Sunday.

OTTAWA CITIZEN/MONTREAL GAZETTE: Ottawa Senators goalie Matt O’Connor made 47 saves backstopping his club to a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens, whose management is pleased by their prospects performance in the rookie tournament.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Once again, a hot Senators goaltender frustrates an otherwise dominant Canadiens team. 

TORONTO SUN: Maple Leafs rookies Mitch Marner, William Nylander and Kasperi Kapanen had a strong showing as their club thumped the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-2 in rookie tournament play on Sunday in London, Ontario.

CALGARY SUN: Young Flames defenseman Ryan Culkin is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks after suffering a shoulder injury against the Edmonton Oilers during the Young Stars tournament on Saturday.