Thursday, December 13, 2007

Riley Holzapfel makes the cut for 2008 WJC

He's expected to play on the fourth line. Several prominent names were sent home. I'm sure this is headline news north of the border.

From TSN

[Leland] Irving and [Angelo] Esposito were not the only eye-openers on cut-down day, as four players from the Canadian team that won the lopsided Super Series were also let go. Defencemen Keaton Ellerby and Ty Wishart were sent back to their junior clubs, along with forwards Dana Tyrell and Zach Hamill. ...

With the cuts, the lines for the tournament should see Brad Marchand, Kyle Turris and Claude Giroux on the first line, Zach Boychuk, Brandon Sutter and Stefan Legein on the second unit, Shawn Matthias, Steve Stamkos and Matthew Halischuk on the third line and Colton Gillies, Riley Holzapfel and Wayne Simmonds on the fourth line. Oshawa Generals forward John Tavares will likely be rotated among the forward lines and on the power play unit.

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