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Lineups for United States vs. Finland

Thursday, 08.08.2013 / 12:20 PM

By Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor / World Junior Evaluation Camp blog

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Lineups for United States vs. Finland

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- The United States will go with a new-look roster Thursday against Finland. Among the changes is a heavyweight line that features Henrik Samuelsson centering left wing Boo Nieves and right wing Adam Erne.

Anthony Stolarz will start in goal for the U.S., with Thatcher Demko backing up. Coach Don Lucia did not attend the morning skate for extra players, so there's no way of knowing if Stolarz will play the full game, or split time similar to how Lucia used Jon Gillies and Demko on Wednesday against Sweden.

For Finland, Olli Maatta will miss his second straight game. Also sitting out is Samu Markkula. Joonas Korpisalo will start in goal.

Here are the lineups each team will use Thursday:


Jake Guentzel - Dominic Toninato - Michael McCarron

Boo Nieves - Henrik Samuelsson - Adam Erne

Tyler Motte - J.T. Compher - Hudson Fasching

Thomas Di Pauli - Andrew Copp - Zach Stepan

Taylor Cammarata

Will Butcher - Connor Carrick

Connor Clifton - Brett Pesce

Ian McCoshen - Michael Brodzinski

Matthew Grzelcyk - Steven Santini

Anthony Stolarz

Thatcher Demko

Scratched: Nicolas Kerdiles, Daniel O'Regan, Riley Barber, Stefan Matteau, Quentin Shore, Patrick Sieloff, Brady Skjei, Jon Gillies


Artturi Lehkonen - Teuvo Teravainen - Ville Leskinen

Henri Ikonen - Topi Nattinen - Kasper Kapanen

Rasmus Kulmala - Otto Rauhala - Henrik Haapala

Joni Nikko - Aleksi Mustonen - Juuso Ikonen

Mikko Vainonen - Ville Pokka

Mikko Lehtonen - Juuso Vainio

Santeri Saari - Niklas Tikkinen

Julius Honka - Saku Salminen

Joonas Korpisalo

Juuse Saros

Scratched: Olli Maatta, Samu Markkula


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