Former UMaine goalie and now Detroit Red Wing Jimmy Howard will likely not suit up for the Olympic opener Thursday morning. Jonathan Quick has been named the starter and Ryan Miller is expected to be the backup.

Team USA opens with a game against Slovakia and you can hear live coverage on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket during and after the Morning Pitch Show.

Quick is the goalie for the LA Kings and a former UMass college player.

Ryan Miller is the Buffalo Sabres goalie.

Howard has been battling knee injuries throughout the NHL season but says he is ready to play when needed.