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Team USA adjusts roster, sets lineup for Russia

Friday, 12.28.2012 / 8:20 AM

By Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer / 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship blog

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Team USA adjusts roster, sets lineup for Russia

Here's the lineup the United States will employ against Russia in its second game at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship in Group B:

John Gaudreau - J.T. Miller - Rocco Grimaldi

Alex Galchenyuk - Sean Kuraly - Riley Barber

Blake Pietila - Cole Bardreau - Ryan Hartman

Mario Lucia - Vincent Trocheck - Tyler Biggs

Jimmy Vesey

Mike Reilly-Seth Jones

Shayne Gostisbehere-Jacob Trouba

Jake McCabe-Connor Murphy

Patrick Sieloff

John Gibson will start in goal, with Jon Gillies serving as the backup.

Team USA is 6-19-0 all time against Russia at the WJC, although three of the wins have come in the past six meetings.

Earlier on Friday, the United States finalized its roster when it opted to keep hard-hitting defenseman Patrick Sieloff. The announcement gives the United States 23 registered players. Sieloff was chosen as the seventh defender over Boston University's Matt Grzelcyk. 

Sieloff, selected in the second round (No. 42 overall) by the Calgary Flames at the 2012 NHL Draft, has nine points and 69 penalty minutes in 34 games with the Ontario Hockey League's Windsor Spitfires this season.

The U.S.-Russia game can be seen live starting at 9 a.m. ET on the NHL Network-US and streaming on NHL.com.

Follow Mike Morreale on Twitter at: @mike_morreale

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