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Carter backup if Getzlaf can't go

Updated: February 10, 2010, 9:57 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

Jeff Carter of the Philadelphia Flyers has been told he'll be a replacement forward for Canada's Olympic team if fellow center Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks can't play.

"We've contacted Jeff and he knows he's the replacement if Ryan can't go," Team Canada executive director Steve Yzerman told ESPN.com Wednesday night.

What's unclear at this point is when exactly Team Canada will make a decision on Getzlaf, who has a sprained ankle, and whether Carter would fly to Vancouver regardless. ...

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