Jarome Iginla has sent his regrets to Steve Tambellini, Iginla became the second Team Canada invitee to decide to pass on this Spring's World Championships, joining Mario Lemieux as a player content to watch the action on television.
Iginla advised that he was taking a pass as he will be undergoing tonsil surgery in a couple of weeks and thus wouldn't be able to train properly for the Championships. That and not wanting to leave his wife and new child behind makes him a scratch from the depth chart for Team Canada 05.
And while some are understanding of his decision, there are those voices that claim he's making a huge mistake, giving up the chance to star on the international stage and more importantly take that next step in Canadian leadership .
It should be interesting to see if he receives some pressure to reconsider his decision and suit up when the Team heads to camp next month as they prepare for the May tournament.