Team Canada lists Patrick Sharp as a healthy scratch

Team Canada lists Patrick Sharp as a healthy scratch
February 14, 2014, 10:15 am
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Only two Blackhawks are expected to dress as Team Canada prepares to face off against Austria on Friday.

According to the Chicago Tribune's Chris Kuc, forward Patrick Sharp is listed as a healthy scratch and is expected to be replaced by Colorado's Matt Duchene. 

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Sharp failed to record a shot on goal in 14 minutes and 21 seconds of ice time during Canada's 3-1 win over Norway as he skated on a line with Blackhawks teammate Jonathan Toews and Rangers winger Rick Nash and finished the game as a plus-1.

Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban will be in the lineup — replacing Vancouver's Dan Hamhuis — and with his addition, there will be less opportunity for Sharp on the power play unit, and that likely contributes to his latest status.

Vancouver goaltender Roberto Luongo will start in net against Austria.