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Pronger and Richards named to Team Canada

After much deliberation and dramatic announcement ceremony on Wednesday, Steve Yzerman’s Team Canada has been named for the 2010 Olympics.

The list, with some noticeable omissions, includes Flyers’ defenseman Chris Pronger and forward captain Mike Richards.  Jeff Carter was placed on the stand-in list in case injury should strike a roster player.

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Update: Gagne injured in Olympic camp

According to multiple reports out of Team Canada’s Olympic camp in Calgary, Flyers’ forward Simon Gagne has suffered a hip injury practicing with the team.  Darren Dreger of TSN is reporting that Gagne will miss the rest of the week-long camp.

The injury is not serious, but just a tweaking of the right hip, the same in which Gagne had a clean up procedure on in late May.

“For now it’s nothing serious,” Gagne told Chuck Gormley of the Courier Post. “The pace was a little faster than I was used to this summer.  I think I’ll be OK for training camp.”

Gagne believes that the fast pace of the camp contributed to soreness.

“It was a little tight when I was skating on my own, but the tempo here is a lot faster than the pace I set this summer,” he said. “It’s faster than I expected and I’ll need to do some more rehab.”

The injury is likely to keep Simon on the shelf until Flyers’ training camp on Sept. 13.

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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.

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Four Flyers selected for Canadian Olympic team tryouts

In one of the greatest honors any Canadian hockey player can earn, Mike Richards, Simon Gagne, Jeff Carter and Chris Pronger have all been selected to the team of 46 players invited to tryout at the Canadian Olympic orientation camp held in Calgary, August 24-27.

Other invites were sent out to

Goalies

Martin Brodeur, Roberto Luongo, Marc-André Fleury, Steve Mason and Cam Ward.

Defense

Jay Bouwmeester, Dan Boyle, Scott Niedermayer, Robyn Regehr, Dion Phaneuf, Marc Staal, Shea Weber, François Beauchemin, Brent Burns, Drew Doughty, Stéphane Robidas, Mike Green, Dan Hamhuis, Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook.

Forwards

Sidney Crosby, Shane Doan, Dany Heatley, Jarome Iginla, Rick Nash, Joe Sakic, Martin St-Louis, Eric Staal, Joe Thornton, Vincent Lecavalier, Ryan Getzlaf,  Milan Lucic, Patrick Marleau, Andy McDonald, Brenden Morrow, Corey Perry, Derek Roy, Patrick Sharp, Ryan Smyth, Jordan Staal and Jonathan Toews.

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