Biggest Injuries Impacting Canadian Olympic Hockey Team Ahead of Olympics

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Biggest Injuries Impacting Canadian Olympic Hockey Team Ahead of Olympics
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After much anticipation and a seemingly endless preamble, Team Canada executive director Steve Yzerman announced the names of the 25 players who would form his Olympic hockey roster on January 7.

Excluded were a few surprises who might have been sure things if not for injury issues over the past several months. Included are some recovering and still-injured players: They carry big question marks about their ability to play at the highest level just a month from now.

There's lots of hockey on the NHL schedule before the Olympic break begins on February 9. New injuries could still hobble Team Canada or any of its rivals.

For now, here's a look at how the injury bug has impacted this year's roster, looking at both those who made it and those who missed the cut.

 

All stats courtesy of NHL.com, current through January 8.

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