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Jarome Iginla out; Danny Briere in

CALGARY, Alberta -- Calgary Flames' captain Jarome Iginla
has withdrawn from the NHL All-Star Game so he can spend time with
his ailing grandmother.

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.

Philadelphia Flyers forward Danny Briere will replace Iginla in
the All-Star lineup.

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.