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CALGARY –

Krysten Karwacki is in a spotlight not of her own making at the Canadian women’s curling championship.

Kerri Einarson’s alternate, or fifth, has played every end for four-time champion Einarson at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary.

Regular lead Briane Harris was declared ineligible just hours before the team’s opening draw on Feb. 16 at WinSport Event Centre.

Curling Canada said in a statement that day it had been “made aware” of Harris’s ineligibility and has refused further comment.

Neither the national governing body of the sport nor Einarson had provided an explanation by the start of playoffs Friday.

While a question mark hangs over Einarson’s team in its quest for quintuple crowns, Karwacki is now a key participant in it.

“As an alternate, I’ve always been ready,” Karwacki said. “I’ve got really big shoes to fill with Briane. She’s a very talented player, so I’ve just been really …

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