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Wild stars want families to stay home

Updated: January 23, 2014, 10:15 PM ET
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One of the charms of the Olympics is seeing and hearing the family members of the athletes cheering from the seats and waving the national flags after traveling around the world to get there.

Concerns about safety in Sochi have prompted some U.S. Olympians to tell their loved ones to stay home, however. Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter, who will skate for Team USA next month, is one of them.

He said Wednesday that his wife and two young children won't be traveling to Russia for ...

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