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Goalie withdraws from Finnish Olympic team

Updated: January 26, 2006, 9:18 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Thrashers goalie Kari Lehtonen withdrew from Finland's Olympic team on Thursday, saying he hasn't fully recovered from a groin injury that kept him out of 35 games.

Lehtonen

Lehtonen, who was injured in the season opener, returned to the Atlanta lineup in late December and helped the Thrashers climb back into playoff contention. He came into Thursday's game against Carolina with 6-4-1 record and a 2.57 goals-against average.

But the team's medical staff thought it ...

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