Team Canada leaves 19 open to honor Yzerman
CALGARY, Alberta -- Team Canada captain Joe Sakic of the Avalanche will wear No. 91 instead of his usual 19 at the Torino Olympics as Hockey Canada honors Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman.
Yzerman, who wears No. 19 in Detroit, withdrew his name from Olympic consideration in early December.
Sharks center Joe Thornton also wears No. 19 in the NHL, but he'll go with No. 97 in Torino, Hockey Canada announced Monday in releasing the Olympic team numbers.
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