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Monday, April 13, 2009

Streit to rep Switzerland at Worlds

It's Official: Streit to World Championships

from Corey Witt's blog on nyi.com:
<<Switzerland just got their NHL All-Star defenseman for the World Championships.

Mark Streit has just confirmed that he is headed to Switzerland for the 2009 World Championships, which are taking place in his home country.

It was reported last week that there was some doubt whether or not Mark would play for the Swiss team because of the groin strain he missed a few games with. But all has been checked out and Mark was given to the green light to play.

About one to three other Islanders could also be selected to play in the World Championships. Countries should be announcing their full rosters some time this week.

As confirmed last week, Islanders head coach Scott Gordon will be an assistant coach for the USA.
I'd expect Okposo to rep the USA and Bergenheim to likely be named to the Finnish squad.  Not sure who the third might be...
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982.

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