Norway's only NHL player has been ruled out against Russia.
Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist in a breathtaking start and the Russians went on to beat Slovenia 5-2 Thursday in their Sochi Olympics opener.
Veteran NHL coach Mike Keenan has signed a two-year contract to coach the Russian club Metallurg Magnitogorsk.
Former NHL stars Pavel Bure and Phil Housley are among five chosen for induction into the International Ice Hockey Federation's Hall of Fame.
Instead of opting for Hall of Famers or heavyweights to coach its world championship team, Canada stuck with its roots.