Vancouver Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis will “likely” be the healthy scratch on defence when Team Canada faces off Friday morning against Austria at 9 a.m. PST, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.
Hamhuis dressed as the team’s seventh defenceman against Norway. He played 9:52 (the least among defencemen) and was a plus-one with two shots on goal.
It is not known which forward will come out, but McKenzie believes there are four-to-five candidates.
Subban and Duchene will get into CAN lineup tomorrow. No word on who comes out. Hamhuis likely to come out on D, 4 or 5 candidates up front. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 13, 2014
Smith is Canada’s third-string goaltender, but he needs to dress in a game in order to receive a medal should Canada win one.