This morning, the players who were named to team Canada for the Olympics in Sochi next month were announced.
Among the players selected was Islanders star forward John Tavares. Tavares right now sits at third in the NHL in points with 51 in 43 games only behind Patrick Kane of the Blackhawks and Sidney Crosby of the Penguins.
Other Islanders expected to be named to Olympic rosters include Thomas Vanek and Michael Grabner for team Austria. If not for his injury last night, Evgeni Nabokov would've been named to team Russia. However, now his injury makes that unlikely.