SOCHI -- Defenseman Justin Faulk will make his debut at the 2014 Sochi Olympics on the United States blue line Friday against Canada (Noon ET, NBCSN, CBC). Paul Martin, who played in the previous four games, is scratched from the semifinal. NBC reported Martin is ill.
Martin has no points, a plus-2 rating and has averaged 17:54 of ice time in four games.
Faulk, of the Carolina Hurricanes, was a healthy scratch for the first four games but will play as the seventh defenseman. John Carlson, who was the seventh defenseman in the previous three games, will play with Brooks Orpik, who is Martin's defense partner with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The other two defense pairs will remain the same: Ryan Suter with Ryan McDonagh, and Kevin Shattenkirk with Cam Fowler.
Canada's only lineup change is Matt Duchene replacing the injured John Tavares at center on the fourth line.
Here are the lineups the United States and Canada will go with:
Dustin Brown - David Backes - Ryan Callahan
Zach Parise - Ryan Kesler - Patrick Kane
James van Riemsdyk - Joe Pavelski - Phil Kessel
Max Pacioretty - Paul Stastny - T.J. Oshie
Cam Fowler - Kevin Shattenkirk
Brooks Orpik - John Carlson
Ryan Suter - Ryan McDonagh
Scratched: Derek Stepan, Jimmy Howard
Injured: Paul Martin (illness)
Chris Kunitz - Sidney Crosby - Patrice Bergeron
Jamie Benn - Ryan Getzlaf - Corey Perry
Patrick Marleau - Jonathan Toews - Jeff Carter
Patrick Sharp - Matt Duchene - Rick Nash
Martin St. Louis
Duncan Keith - Shea Weber
Drew Doughty - Marc-Edouard Vlasic
Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo
Scratched: P.K. Subban, Mike Smith
Injured: John Tavares (knee)
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