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NHL announces rosters for season-opening clubs

Friday, 10.03.2008 / 4:26 PM / NHL Premiere


NEW YORK -- Following are the opening-day rosters for the four clubs who launch the 2008-09 NHL regular season this weekend in Europe. Bridgestone NHL Premiere 2008 commences Saturday in Prague, Czech Republic, with the New York Rangers taking on the Tampa Bay Lightning (noon, ET), followed by the Pittsburgh Penguins facing the Ottawa Senators in Stockholm, Sweden (2:30 p.m., ET). The same teams meet at the same venues Sunday, also at noon and 2:30 p.m., ET, respectively.

New York Rangers

Blair Betts, F; Ryan Callahan, F; Nigel Dawes, F; Chris Drury, F; Brandon Dubinsky, F; Dan Fritsche, F; Dan Girardi, D; Scott Gomez, F; Dmitri Kalinin, D; Lauri Korpikoski, F; Henrik Lundqvist, G; Paul Mara, D; Markus Naslund, F; Colton Orr, F; Petr Prucha, F; Wade Redden, D; Patrick Rissmiller, F; Michal Rozsival, D; Fredrik Sjostrom, F; Marc Staal, D; Steve Valiquette, G; Aaron Voros, F; Miika Wiikman, G; Nikolai Zherdev, F.

Injured reserve: Joe Barnes, F.

Ottawa Senators

Daniel Alfredsson, F; Alex Auld, G; Cody Bass, F; Shean Donovan, F; Brian Elliott, G; Mike Fisher, F; Nick Foligno, F; Martin Gerber, G; Dany Heatley, F; Chris Kelly, F; Filip Kuba, D; Brian Lee, D; Dean McAmmond, F; Chris Neil, F; Chris Phillips, D; Alexandre Picard, D; Luke Richardson, D; Jarkko Ruutu, F; Christoph Schubert, F; Jason Smith, D; Jason Spezza, F; Antoine Vermette, F; Anton Volchenkov, D; Jesse Winchester, F.

Injured reserve: None.

Pittsburgh Penguins

Paul Bissonnette, F; Matt Cooke, F; Sidney Crosby, F; John Curry, G; Pascal Dupuis, F; Mark Eaton, D; Ruslan Fedotenko, F; Marc-Andre Fleury, G; Hal Gill, D; Eric Godard, F; Alex Goligoski, D; Tyler Kennedy, F; Kris Letang, D; Evgeni Malkin, F; Brooks Orpik, D; Dany Sabourin, G; Miroslav Satan, F; Rob Scuderi, D; Jordan Staal, F; Darryl Sydor, D; Petr Sykora, F; Jeff Taffe, F; Maxime Talbot, F; Bill Thomas, F.

Injured reserve: Sergei Gonchar, D.

Tampa Bay Lightning

Evgeny Artyukhin, F; Matt Carle, D; Ryan Craig, F; Chris Gratton, F; Adam Hall, F; Jamie Heward, D; Jussi Jokinen, F; David Koci, F; Olaf Kolzig, G; Vincent Lecavalier, F; Mike Lundin, D; Ryan Malone, F; Andrej Meszaros, D; Vladimir Mihalik, D; Janne Niskala, D; Shane O'Brien, D; Vaclav Prospal, F; Karri Ramo, G; Mark Recchi, F; Gary Roberts, F; Mike Smith, G; Martin St. Louis, F; Steven Stamkos, F; Radim Vrbata, F.

Injured reserve: Jason Ward, F.
Quote of the Day

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres