Patrice Bergeron Out for Canada: Welcome Back Jeff Carter?

January 5th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter

Patrice Bergeron, arguably the biggest surprise addition to Team Canada’s Olympic roster, took a shot off his right hand last night versus the New York Rangers.

By all accounts, Bergeron’s injury looks to be serious as it is suspected that Bergeron’s hand may be fractured. Early reports suggest that Bergeron will be out from two to six weeks.

If this is the case, Bergeron’s spot on the Olympic team is in jeopardy and, as such, Steve Yzerman and Co. will need to appoint a replacement.

The list of replacements is a virtual All-Star roster with a trio of Tampa Bay Lightning players: Martin St. Louis, Steven Stamkos, and Vincent Lecavalier, all getting consideration, as well as the Phoenix Coyote’s Shane Doan, Los Angeles Kings' Ryan Smyth (a.k.a “Captain Canada"), Pittsburgh Penguins' defensive specialist Jordan Staal, and Dallas Stars' forward Brad Richards all getting consideration.

Another name being bandied around is that of Philadelphia Flyers' sniper Jeff Carter.

Carter, who has played for Canada at the under 18s in 2002-03, the Wor ...

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