Yzerman pulls name out of Team Canada list

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Team Canada executive director Wayne Gretzky all but said before the start of the season that it would be Steve Yzerman's decision whether the Red Wings captain wanted to play in the Olympics.

Stevie Y has made that call.

Yzerman has told Team Canada not to consider him for the 2006 Winter Olympic team that will compete in Turin in February.

A Detroit spokesman confirmed that Yzerman phoned Gretzky to say he would not play.

Yzerman has three goals and five assists in 19 games this season.