In just one week, the cauldron will be lit in Sochi, Russia to symbolize the opening of the XXII Olympic Winter Games. A week after that, the men's hockey tournament will begin.
At the Olympics, the best in the world play for national pride. Of course, not all of the world's best players will be able to participate when the puck is dropped in Sochi. Injuries are always an issue, and it's virtually guaranteed that some stars will be relegated to the sidelines due to health concerns.
Here's a look at 10 Olympians who are presently out of action in the NHL and how their chances look to participate in Sochi.