Jarome Iginla out; Danny Briere in
Iginla released a statement through the team Wednesday that said he plans to be with Frances Schuchard Jan. 28-30, when the NHL is holding its All-Star Weekend in Raleigh, N.C.
Iginla said his maternal grandparents were "second parents" to him growing up and major influences on his life. His grandfather Richard Schuchard died last May.
The 33-year-old Iginla has a goal and two assists in five All-Star games (2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009) and was named the Western Conference captain in 2008.
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