MONTREAL -- We found out about one interesting change in the Olympic setup for 2010. Teams will no longer have a "taxi squad" this time around.
A Team Canada source confirmed the three-man taxi squad, which made its debut at the 2006 Olympics in Torino, has been scrapped for the Vancouver Games. In Torino, teams had 23-man rosters plus a three-man taxi squad in case of injuries. For 2010, teams will be limited to 23-man rosters.
As we reported last month, the deadline for countries to name their 23-man rosters is Dec. 31. But if a player from that 23-man roster gets injured between Dec. 31 and the start of the Olympic tournament, he can still be replaced up until the eve of the first game on Feb. 16.