The Olympic orientation camp lasted just one day for Philadelphia Flyers forward Simon Gagne, who is expected to miss the remainder with a groin pull.
Gagne was one of 46 players to gather in Calgary, AB, for a week-long evaluation camp ahead of the Winter Games in Vancouver next year. Gagne has worn the red jersey at world juniors, world championship, 2004 World Cup, and the 2002 and 2006 Olympic Games.
There was also concern over the ailing back of goaltender Cam Ward. The 25-year-old led Carolina to the Eastern Conference final this spring before being eliminated by the eventual champions from Pittsburgh.
Canada’s Olympic hockey hopefuls were back on the ice at the Pengrowth Saddledome on Tuesday.
The 40-plus players participating in Team Canada’s orientation camp this week have been divided into two groups and are practising separately.
Sidney Crosby’s white team was the first on the ice today.
The Pittsburgh Penguins star, who is wearing No. 37 at the camp, skated on a line with Jarome Iginla and Rick Nash for the second straight day.
Forward Simon Gagne did not take the ice due to a groin injury.
The players were scheduled to play a round of golf in the afternoon.
The camp wraps up Thursday with a scrimmage.