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Ottawa's No. 1 goaltender buggered his hamstring during the Czech Republic's opening game versus Germany today. Luckily, Team Canada won't be affected by the loss of the star goalie. Whaa?

One question here: Why is the San Francisco Chronicle reporting on Olympic hockey? If they're going to do so, the copy editor might want to lay off the THC.

Anyway, here are your two obvious reactions for the afternoon: 1) OF COURSE Hasek would get hurt during the Olympic period; 2) Thank God this has occurred early on in the tournament. We can only hope his removal from the game was a precautionary measure, and that the MRI on Thursday will return with a positive result. If not, I'd hate to be on the receiving end of John Muckler's BlackBerry bills this month. Stay tuned.

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