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Lucic invited to Team Canada camp

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  July 2, 2009 10:08 AM

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Milan Lucic was the only Bruin named to Team Canada's Olympic orientation camp. The camp will take place in Calgary from Aug. 24-27.

Lucic will be one of 25 forwards to participate in the camp. Forty-six total players were named to the roster.

Marc Savard and Dennis Wideman were under consideration but not named to the roster given Canada's depth at center and defense.

Here is the rest of the roster.

ANALYSIS: Quite a feather in Lucic's cap to earn the invite after only two NHL seasons. But given his unique skill set, it's not surprising that he's under consideration for the final roster. The Canadians are loaded with skill, and they need players like Lucic to grind and bang. Savard was facing far too much up-the-middle competition in Sidney Crosby, Vincent Lecavalier, Joe Thornton, Eric Staal, Jordan Staal, and Mike Richards.

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