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Gudas and Palat to be Czech Republic Teammates in Sochi

by Missy Zielinski / Tampa Bay Lightning

The Czech Republic announced their roster for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia Monday afternoon and two Bolts' made the cut – Radko Gudas and Ondrej Palat.

The countrymen were shocked on where they have come over the past two years, but excited to represent their country next month together.

"I'm surprised," Palat said. "I talked to the coach and he said he liked the way I played. It will be great to play with Radko."

"Two years ago I never would have imagined anything like this," Gudas said. "It's an honor for everyone. It makes it even better to be playing with Ondrej."

The deadline for countries to announce their Olympic roster is Tuesday, as some other big-name Bolts are expected to join their respective countries too.

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