Hockey

CBC Sports - Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014 12:56 ET

Alex Semin to join Russian Olympic hockey squad

Carolina Hurricanes forward to play in 2nd Olympics

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Alex Semin, right, has represented Russia on several occasions. (Karl DeBlaker/Associated Press)

Alex Semin has been added to the Russian Olympic roster as an injury replacement, according to reports.

The Carolina Hurricanes right wing replaces Soin, a Moscow Dynamo forward who tore knee ligaments in a recent game.

Semin was also on the Russian team at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. He tallied two assists in four games as the country was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Canada.

The 28-year-old has also represented his country six times at the world championships, winning gold with teammates in 2008.

Semin has nine goals and 12 assists in 38 games with Carolina this season, his second with the team after seven campaigns with the Washington Capitals.

He's amasssed 219 goals and 254 assists for 473 assists in 549 career regular season games in the NHL, with 520 penalty minutes.

Russia begins Group A play at the Sochi Games against Slovenia on Feb. 13, with subsequent preliminary round games against the U.S. and Slovakia.

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