Tuesday’s alumni game between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs served as a short distraction for Steve Yzerman from making the final decision on Canada’s roster for the Sochi Olympics.

But the general manager of Team Canada was planning to get back to watching games right away.

“I’ve watched a lot of hockey live, on TV, on tape, so you take the afternoon off, but I’ll go home tonight and watch a game, probably two games tonight and watch some more tomorrow. But I enjoyed it [the alumni game]. This was a good day,” Yzerman said Tuesday.

Canada will announce its roster on Jan. 7 in Toronto, but Yzerman said he could pick his team today, if he had to.

“If I pick it a week from now it might be one or two [guys] different,” Yzerman added. “But again, we name it on the seventh and to say exactly which 14 [forwards], and which eight [defensemen], and which three [goaltenders], there’s still a couple we’re mulling over and we’re going to get on the phone later and in a couple days and then meet in Toronto to finalize it at that point.”

Without going into any detail, Yzerman said the toughest decisions would be up front, with Canada so deep at the forward position and so many of the candidates playing well right now.