UPDATED: @ 4:16pm
According to Dan Barnes over at the Edmonton Journal, Sam Gagner and Mathieu Garon may suit up for Team Canada, among other players:
“Yzerman was expected to contact Anaheim for Chris Pronger, Scott Niedermayer, Ryan Getzlaf and J.S. Giguere, fully expecting only half of them to be available. In Boston, Dennis Wideman should get a call. In Washington, Mike Green is on Team Canada’s radar. In Calgary, Matt Lombardi, Dion Phaneuf and Jarome Iginla should be asked to play in Halifax and Quebec City next month. And both Chris Mason and Shea Weber should have been contacted in Nashville.
Edmonton Oilers Sam Gagner and Mathieu Garon are also in the mix.”
Barnes adds in another article that the announcement will take place at a press conference tomorrow.
Although the Nation’s own Robin Brownlee mentioned Gagner’s inclusion on Team Canada, the Garon mention is new. Given that some Nation readers have been making noise about Gagner playing too much, do you think a Team Canada experience will actually hinder his play next year? I don’t… Just make sure the lad get’s a solid eight hours of sleep each night.
What about Garon?