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St. Louis gets chance with Crosby as Canada shuffles forward lines

Team Canada forward Martin St. Louis and his teammates take part in their first men's hockey practice during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Monday, February 10, 2014.

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Mike Babcock wasted little time tinkering with his lines to start Team Canada's second game of the Olympics.

Marty St. Louis, who began the tournament as the 13th forward rotating in to different spots, is getting a shot against Austria as the right-winger alongside Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz. Jeff Carter, who was there versus Norway, was dropped to the fourth line.

Matt Duchene, who's replacing healthy-scratch Patrick Sharp in the lineup, will start alongside Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. Patrick Marleau moves to Jonathan Toews and Rick Nash's line.

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Jamie Benn, Carter, John Tavares and Patrice Bergeron could all split time on the fourth line.

On defence, the only change is P.K. Subban in for Dan Hamhuis. It's possible Subban takes Sharp's spot at one of the points on Canada's second power-play unit.

Roberto Luongo starts in goal for Canada, with Mike Smith serving as the backup. Carey Price is scratched after beating Norway.

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