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Crosby says no to Team Canada

Updated: May 14, 2010, 2:24 AM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Olympic star Sidney Crosby won't be joining Canada's team in the world hockey championships in Germany.

Crosby, who played in all but one of the Pittsburgh Penguins' 95 games this season, including playoffs, turned down the invitation on Thursday after being asked to replace the injured Ryan Smyth (ankle).

Crosby was invited a few hours after the reigning Stanley Cup champion Penguins lost 5-2 to Montreal in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Penguins ...

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