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Bishop, Stastny and Faulk agree to play for U.S. at World Hockey Championships

Apr 23, 2013, 7:19 PM EDT

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Team USA already lined up head coach Joe Sacco for the 2013 IIHF World Hockey Championships. Now they’re starting to lock up players whose teams clearly won’t be playing when things start up in May.

Goalie Ben Bishop, center Paul Stastny and defenseman Justin Faulk have agreed to represent the U.S. in the tournament, USA Today’s Kevin Allen reports.

Allen believes that Matt CarleNate Thompson, Chris Butler and Nick Bjugstad might sign on as well soon.

The tournament takes place from May 3-19 in Stockholm, Sweden and Helsinki, Finland. While the events are often overshadowed by the Stanley Cup playoffs in North America, it can be a big deal overseas.

  1. chopzilla - Apr 23, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Praise and Suter will have the chance to join them if the Wild doesn’t turn it around.

    • kopy - Apr 24, 2013 at 11:03 AM

      Did you watch any hockey last night?

    • kopy - Apr 24, 2013 at 11:11 AM

      Oops, sorry. I thought this was a new article with a new comment. Didn’t realize This was yesterday evening. I didn’t mean to come retroactively gloat.

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