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Canada's Jovanovski to miss Games

Posted: Tuesday January 31, 2006 3:23PM; Updated: Tuesday January 31, 2006 3:23PM
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Vancouver Canucks defenseman Ed Jovanovski will miss the Olympics because of a lower abdominal injury.

The Canucks say the Canadian star was scheduled to have surgery in Philadelphia on Wednesday. The Olympic hockey tournament starts February 15th in Turin, Italy.

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Jovanovski is expected to be replaced by Toronto defenseman Bryan McCabe.

Team Canada also is awaiting a decision from Anaheim defenseman Scott Niedermayer, who has a small tear in his knee that may require arthroscopic surgery.

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