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Team Canada sends a scout to monitor Ryan Getzlaf

Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf, back in the lineup for the first time since spraining his left ankle last Monday, had one last chance Sunday night to persuade executives of the Canadian Olympic team that he should keep his roster spot.

Olyblog And not taking any chances, Team Canada sent Doug Armstrong, a member of its braintrust, to watch Getzlaf in person Sunday while the Ducks played the Oilers at Edmonton.

Team Canada has until noon Monday to submit its roster for its opener Tuesday, and Getzlaf's ankle sprain has been a cause of huge concern. He was chosen to anchor the second line, with Ducks linemate Corey Perry.

Through the second period of the Ducks' game, Getzlaf had two assists and had played 13 minutes, 29 seconds.

Flyers center Jeff Carter was told to travel to Vancouver and by on standby in case Getzlaf can't play.

Getzlaf, Perry and Scott Niedermayer were due to fly to Vancouver after their game Sunday night.

Helene Elliott, in Vancouver

Photo: Ryan Getzlaf. Credit: Harry How, Getty Images.

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Nice you pointed out that Niedermayer and Perry were flying to Vancouver Sunday night with Getzlaf. So what about the other Ducks? Are Americans Ryan and Whitney, Fins Selanne or Koivu, and Hiller for the Swiss bobsledding to Vancouver Monday morning?



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