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U.S. scratches Stepan, Faulk and Howard vs. Russia

Saturday, 02.15.2014 / 7:02 AM

By NHL.com Staff -  / Road to Sochi blog

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U.S. scratches Stepan, Faulk and Howard vs. Russia

The United States will scratch center Derek Stepan, defenseman Justin Faulk and goaltender Jimmy Howard for its Group A game against Russia on Saturday.

The same three players were scratched Thursday when the United States beat Slovakia 7-1 in its first game of the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Coach Dan Bylsma opted to use the same lineup and to go with goaltender Jonathan Quick for the second straight game.

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