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by Paul on 12/06/05 at 04:51 PM ET
Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman has withdrawn his name from Canadian Olympic team consideration. A Detroit spokesman confirmed Yzerman phoned Olympic boss Wayne Gretzky to say he would not play in Turin.update 2:51pm, via the Detroit Free Press,
"I talked to Wayne the other night and told him I didn’t feel I was playing well enough to hold one of 13 spots," Yzerman told Sportsnet, referring to Team Canada general manager Wayne Gretzky. "I’m very grateful for past opportunities representing my country, but there’s too many good players playing too well for me to hold a spot on the roster."
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