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Vesey to see more action for U.S. vs. Slovakia

Monday, 12.31.2012 / 5:23 AM

By Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor / 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship blog

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Vesey to see more action for U.S. vs. Slovakia

United States coach Phil Housley has switched one of his lines as his team faces Slovakia on Monday with a berth in the medal round on the line.

Jimmy Vesey, who had been the 13th forward in the first three games, will switch spots with Rocco Grimaldi and start on a line with John Gaudreau and J.T. Miller as the U.S. tries to re-discover its offensive touch. The team hasn't scored gotten a goal from a forward since the third period of its opening game against Germany.

John Gaudreau - J.T. Miller - Jimmy Vesey

Alex Galchenyuk - Sean Kuraly - Riley Barber

Blake Pietila - Cole Bardreau - Ryan Hartman

Mario Lucia - Vincent Trocheck - Tyler Biggs

Rocco Grimaldi

Mike Reilly - Seth Jones

Shayne Gostisbehere - Jacob Trouba

Jake McCabe - Connor Murphy

Patrick Sieloff

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

The winner of this game will clinch third place in Group B and face the second-place team from Group A in the medal round, which starts Jan. 2. The loser goes into the relegation pool.

Contact Adam Kimelman at akimelman@nhl.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NHLAdamK

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