The 2020 NHL All-Star Game on-ice events take place this weekend with the skills competition on Friday evening and the All-Star Game on Saturday at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis.
Three of the NHL's four divisions have seen players drop out due to injury or personal reasons, with the Metropolitan Division being hit the hardest. Here's who was named to an initial roster but won't be taking part in the on-ice events:
Jake Guentzel (shoulder surgery) Kyle Palmieri (foot injury) Dougie Hamilton (surgery for broken fibula) Joonas Korpisalo (knee surgery) Artemi Panarin (upper-body injury) Alex Ovechkin (chosen not to attend)
Filling in for the Metropolitan Division are Kris Letang, New Jersey's Nico Hischier, New York's Chris Kreider, Carolina's Jaccob Slavin, and Tristan Jarry.
Tuukka Rask (chosen not to attend) Auston Matthews (wrist condition, will still attend off-ice events)
Filling in for the Atlantic Division are Ottawa's Brady Tkachuk and Tampa Bay's Andrei Vasilevskiy.
Jakob Silfverberg (personal reasons) Logan Couture (fractured ankle) Darcy Kuemper (lower-body injury) Marc-Andre Fleury (chosen not to attend)
Filling in for the Pacific Division are San Jose's Tomas Hertl, Vegas' Max Pacioretty, and Calgary's David Rittich. Additionally, Pacific Division head coach Gerard Gallant was replaced by Arizona's Rick Tocchet after Gallant was fired by Vegas.