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U.S. adds Leafs' Crabb to World Championship roster

Thursday, 04.12.2012 / 1:54 PM / News

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U.S. adds Leafs' Crabb to World Championship roster
U.S. adds Leafs' Crabb to World Championship roster

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joey Crabb has been added to the U.S. roster for the 2012 IIHF World Championship.

Crabb had 11 goals and 15 assists in 67 games this season.

He's the 12th forward and 18th player added to the roster for the tournament, which will be held May 4-20 in Helsinki and Stockholm.

USA Hockey announced the first 17 players for the team Wednesday. The roster maximum is 25, which includes three goalies.

Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach Scott Gordon will coach the team.

TEAM USA ROSTER

Goalies: Richard Bachman, Stars

Defensemen: Justin Faulk, Hurricanes; Cam Folwer, Ducks; Alex Goligoski, Stars; Jack Johnson, Blue Jackets; Jeff Petry, Oilers

Forwards: Cam Atkinson, Blue Jackets; J.T. Brown, Lightning; Joey Crabb, Maple Leafs; Patrick Dwyer, Hurricanes; Nathan Gerbe, Sabres; Ryan Lasch, Lahti (Finland); Kyle Okposo, Islanders; Max Pacioretty, Canadiens; Bobby Ryan, Ducks; Jim Slater, Jets; Paul Stastny, Avalanche; Nate Thompson, Lightning

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It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.

— Montreal Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threaning illness