NHL players confirmed to play at 2013 WC
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04-27-2013, 06:49 AM
Join Date: Apr 2012
For Denmark: It seems we will have 4 out of the possible 10 AHL/NHL players.
Oliver Lauridsen (Philadelphia) - confirmed.
Mikkel Bødker (Phoenix) - likely.
Philip Larsen (Dallas) - likely.
Frans Nielsen (NY Islanders).
Jannik Hansen (Vancouver)
Lars Eller (Montreal)
Released from AHL:
Markus Lauridsen (Lake Erie Monsters/Colorado)- confirmed.
Benched or called up from AHL, but not released:
Peter Regin (Ottawa).
Nicklas Jensen (Vancouver).
Frederik Andersen (Anaheim).
So both Lauridsen brothers (Oliver+Markus) will play in the WC, and both will be having their debut for the Danish NT. With also Philip Larsen it will be the best Danish defense in ages, though without Frederik Andersen the goalie position will be weaker. A lot will depend on Mikkel Bødker finding the goal scoring form he had in SM-liiga during the lockout, since he is the only available forward so far from NA.
Since NYI could be exited fast by Pittsburgh (if they end up as 8'th in the east) Frans Nielsen would be available well. The NT will keep some spots open.
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