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Canada begins Olympic camp Tuesday

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    Monday, September 3 ... Associated Press CALGARY, Alberta -- Forward Brendan Shanahan of the Detroit Red Wings and defenseman Jay McKee of the Buffalo Sabres
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      Monday, September 3
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      Associated Press


      CALGARY, Alberta -- Forward Brendan Shanahan of the Detroit Red Wings
      and defenseman Jay McKee of the Buffalo Sabres were added to the
      Canadian Olympic hockey camp roster.

      The additions, caused by injuries to other players, brought the
      roster to 36 for the camp that opens Tuesday.

      Forward Joe Sakic, already named to the Olympic team, has a groin
      injury that may keep him from skating. Defenseman Adam Foote is
      recovering from shoulder surgery.

      Team Canada executive director Wayne Gretzky said the two extra
      players were needed to give the coaching staff enough players to
      stage competitive on-ice sessions.

      The 32-year-old Shanahan played in the 1998 Olympics and is a 14-year-
      NHL veteran.

      McKee, 24, last competed internationally as a 16-year-old, when he
      was captain of Ontario for the world Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

      The 23-member roster for the 2002 Winter Games has to be picked by
      Dec. 22. Eight players have already been chosen: centers Sakic, Steve
      Yzerman and Mario Lemieux; wings Owen Nolan and Paul Kariya; and
      defensemen Chris Pronger, Rob Blake and Scott Niedermayer.
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