Healthy Mair hungry for title

Canada skip Heather Nedohin (left) jokes with teammates Laine Peters (right) and Jessica Mair...

Canada skip Heather Nedohin (left) jokes with teammates Laine Peters (right) and Jessica Mair during their game against the Czech Republic at the World Women's Curling Championships in Lethbridge, Alta., March 19, 2012. (ANDY CLARK/Reuters)

CON GRIWKOWSKY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:15 PM ET

LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. - Her cheeks were still flushed but there was a big smile on Jessica Mair's face.

Team Canada's second was back on the ice Wednesday at the women's world curling championship after missing a day battling the flu.

"I'm glad to be back," said Mair, who had departed during the seventh end of a game Monday night. "It certainly was difficult to watch my team play on TV (Tuesday) instead of being there, but I needed to rest, obviously. My body was telling me I needed to take a break and I did that and I'm back."

Mair said she's close to 100%.

"I think I am, but I haven't eaten a lot, so I feel a little weak for strength," she said. "I've been having lots of fluids. I just need to get a bit of protein in me."

Mair, in her third year with skip Heather Nedohin, appreciated Amy Nixon stepping in for her but said she wanted to resume the drive for the world title.

"Amy's a great player and I had full confidence she could do my job," Mair said. "It's nice having the four of us back together. We have a good flow going and it's just nice to have that back."


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