Crosby, Kunitz selected to Team Canada; Malkin to play for Russia

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PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz have been selected as members of Team Canada’s hockey team for the upcoming 2014 Winter Games.

Crosby, who scored the game-winning goal in the Gold Medal game at the 2010 Games, will be making his second appearance in the Olympics. Kunitz will be making his Olympic debut.

The team, which was announced Tuesday morning in Toronto, does not include Penguins winger James Neal or goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury.

Evgeni Malkin was also named to Team Russia on Tuesday. The 2014 Games will be Malkin’s third appearance at the Olympics.

Also on Tuesday, Penguins Jussi Jokinen and Olli Maata were named to Team Finland.

The 2014 Winter Olympics begin Feb. 7 in Sochi.