TORONTO, Canada — The groin injury suffered by
Poile and other USA Hockey executives reaffirmed during a conference call that the U.S. men’s and women’s teams will be announced on Jan. 1 during the national telecast of the Winter Classic game between the
Quick, the third goalie for Team USA when it won silver at Vancouver in 2010, sustained a Grade 2 groin strain on Nov. 12. He’s not the only potential U.S. Olympian who is injured: Pittsburgh defenseman
Poile used Quick as an example of how the Olympic management committee will deal with injured players.
“The information that we have from Los Angeles, specifically from
"If, for some reason, between then and the start of the Olympics he can't play because this injury didn't come around or what have you, we will be able to replace that player .… If we think any of these players are going to be on the Olympic team or we want them on the Olympic team and they're going to be healthy by Feb. 11, then we'll have to leave them on the team and then we'll have to deal with replacing them if their injury doesn't come around."
Poile, who is also general manager of the
The U.S. women’s team, which is two players over its roster limit, will face traditional rival Canada Thursday night in Calgary. That game will be televised on
Two other U.S.-Canada women's games — Dec. 20 at Grand Forks, N.D., and Dec. 28 at St. Paul, Minn. — will be broadcast on NBCSN, and Universal Sports will pick up another game between the teams, on Dec. 30 at Toronto.
The Kings, incidentally, are enjoying a day off in Toronto on Thursday following their 3-1 victory over the Maple Leafs. They're scheduled to practice in the area Friday and then fly to Ottawa to face the Senators on Saturday.