List of lineup announcements as men's playoffs commence
Feb 18, 4:45am EST
Russia has indicated that it will turn to Sergei Bobrovsky to be its goalie when it faces off with Norway in the Qualification Playoffs on Tuesday.
Bobrovsky has not seen any action for Russia since last Saturday, when he was the losing goalie in his team's shootout loss against T.J. Oshie and the United States.
Semyon Varlamov has started Russia's only game since its loss to the United States, pitching a shutout as the host country earned a shutout win over Slovakia.
Has announced that Mats Zuccarello, its only NHL player, will miss the team's Qualification Playoff game against Russia on Tuesday with a hand injury.
With Norway already an overwhelming underdog, the loss of Zuccarello, normally a member of the NHL's New York Rangers, makes their chances of getting their first Olympic win since 1994, against Russia, even less likely.
The winner of the Russia/Norway game will move on to the quarterfinals to meet Finland on Wednesday.
Although Canada has a bye past the Qualification Playoffs and into Wednesday's quarterfinals, it has already decided to turn to Carey Price, rather than Roberto Luongo, in its meeting with the winner of Tuesday's matchup between Switzerland and Latvia.
Price has started two of Canada's three games thus far, allowing only two goals in victories over Norway and (in overtime) Finland.