Richards, Gagne to battle Carter, Pronger at Canadian Olympic camp.

With the Canadian Olympic team scheduled to begin organized practices on Monday, the 46 active players have been split into two practice groups, which will finish the short camp with a Thursday evening scrimmage.

The Flyers’ invites will be split, with defenseman Chris Pronger and forward Jeff Carter placed on Team Red, while forwards Mike Richards and Simon Gagne will be on Team White.

On a side note, also playing for White is Penguins’ forward Sidney Crosby, which is interesting considering the bitter rivalry between Crosby and Richards.

Team Red

Goaltenders:

Roberto Luongo, Montreal, Vancouver Canucks
Cam Ward, Sherwood Park, Alta., Carolina Hurricanes

Defence

Dan Boyle, Ottawa, Ont., San Jose Sharks
Drew Doughty, London, Ont., Los Angeles Kings
Dan Hamhuis, Smithers, B.C., Nashville Predators
Dion Phaneuf, Edmonton, Alta., Calgary Flames
Chris Pronger, Dryden, Ont., Philadelphia Flyers
Robyn Regehr, Rosthern, Sask., Calgary Flames
Stéphane Robidas, Sherbrooke, Que., Dallas Stars
Brent Seabrook, Tsawwassen, B.C., Chicago Blackhawks

Forwards

Jeff Carter, London, Ont., Philadelphia Flyers
Dan Cleary, Carbonear, Nfld, Detroit Red Wings
Vincent Lecavalier, Ile-Bizard, Que., Tampa Bay Lightning
Milan Lucic, Vancouver, B.C., Boston Bruins
Patrick Marleau, Aneroid, Sask., San Jose Sharks
Corey Perry, Peterborough, Ont., Anaheim Ducks
Derek Roy, Rockland, Ont., Buffalo Sabres
Patrick Sharp, Thunder Bay, Ont., Chicago Blackhawks
Ryan Smyth, Banff, Alta., Los Angeles Kings
Jason Spezza, Mississauga, Ont., Ottawa Senators
Eric Staal, Thunder Bay, Ont., Carolina Hurricanes
Joe Thornton, St. Thomas, Ont., San Jose Sharks

Team White

Goaltenders

Martin Brodeur, Montreal, Que., New Jersey Devils
Marc-André Fleury, Sorel, Que., Pittsburgh Penguins
Steve Mason, Oakville, Ont., Columbus Blue Jackets

Defence

François Beauchemin, Sorel, Que., Toronto Maple Leafs
Jay Bouwmeester, Edmonton, Alta., Calgary Flames
Brent Burns, Ajax, Ont., Minnesota Wild
Mike Green, Calgary, Alta., Washington Capitals
Duncan Keith, Penticton, B.C., Chicago Blackhawks
Scott Niedermayer, Cranbrook, B.C., Anaheim Ducks
Marc Staal, Thunder Bay, Ont., New York Rangers
Shea Weber, Sicamous, B.C., Nashville Predators

Forward

Sidney Crosby, Cole Harbour, N.S., Pittsburgh Penguins
Shane Doan, Halkirk, Alta., Phoenix Coyotes
Simon Gagné, Ste-Foy, Que., Philadelphia Flyers
Dany Heatley, Calgary, Alta., Ottawa Senators
Jarome Iginla, St. Albert, Alta., Calgary Flames
Andy McDonald, Strathroy, Ont., St. Louis Blues
Brenden Morrow, Carlyle, Sask., Dallas Stars
Rick Nash, Brampton, Ont., Columbus Blue Jackets
Mike Richards, Kenora, Ont., Philadelphia Flyers
Martin St. Louis, Laval, Que., Tampa Bay Lightning
Jordan Staal, Thunder Bay, Ont., Pittsburgh Penguins
Jonathan Toews, Winnipeg, Man., Chicago Blackhawks

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