SOCHI -- The Olympic dream is getting closer to reality for Canada with their first game coming Thursday against Norway (noon ET, USA).
Two players, however, will have to wait at least another day.
The identities of the two players coach Mike Babcock will need to scratch for Canada's first game became a little clearer after practice Tuesday.
In all likelihood it will be one of Martin St. Louis (Tampa Bay Lightning) or Matt Duchene (Colorado Avalanche) at forward, and one of Dan Hamhuis (Vancouver Canucks) or P.K. Subban (Montreal Canadiens) on defense.
It's the unfortunate reality of having a 25-man roster and a 23-man lineup, but it's not one the players affected by it are dwelling on.