KOSICE – Canada and the United States will soon welcome new players on the World Championship squads in Kosice.
Hockey Canada announced the addition to its roster of goalkeeper Jonathan Bernier (Los Angeles Kings), defencemen Carlo Colaiacovo (St. Louis Blues), Marc-André Gragnani (Buffalo Sabres) and Mario Scalzo (Adler Mannheim, GER), and forward James Neal (Pittsburgh Penguins). Of the player additions, only Scalzo is expected to be in Canada’s lineup against Belarus on April 29, as the four other players will be arriving over the coming two days.
This brings Canada’s official registered roster to 23 players, including three goalkeepers, seven defencemen and 13 forwards. An additional forward and 24th player, Antoine Vermette, is with the team, with an injury that will keep him on the sidelines until the end of the preliminary round. Vermette could be added to the roster after Canada’s third game, when the roster can be extended to 25 players.
USA Hockey announced that goaltender Jack Campbell (Windsor Spitfires, OHL) and forward Paul Gaustad (Buffalo Sabres) have been added to the roster.