The process of selecting Sidney Crosby as Canada's captain for the World Cup of Hockey was a simple one. Next,'' general manager Doug Armstrong recalled. Crosby wearing the ''C'' for Canada was a no-doubter given his track record of scoring the winning goal on home ice at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, serving as captain for the undefeated, gold medal-winning team at the 2014 Sochi Games and leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to two Stanley Cups.
Canada selected Jay Bouwmeester to replace Duncan Keith on its roster for the World Cup of Hockey. Keith is still rehabbing a right knee injury he suffered last season, the Chicago Blackhawks said. ''We understand his decision not to participate in next month's World Cup of Hockey,'' Blackhawks head physician Michael Terry said in a statement Wednesday.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Free agent right wing Jiri Hudler has signed a $2 million, one-year deal with the Dallas Stars.