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Kyle Palmieri added to Team USA World Cup roster

Devils forward replaces injured Ryan Callahan @NHLdotcom

New Jersey Devils forward Kyle Palmieri was added to Team USA for the World Cup of Hockey 2016 on Wednesday.

Palmieri will replace injured Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan on the 23-man roster. Callahan had surgery on his right hip June 21 and is expected to need five months to recover. 

"Kyle brings an all-around game that we're confident will fit nicely with the framework we're looking to build," Team USA general manager Dean Lombardi told USA Hockey's website. "He's coming off an outstanding year in New Jersey and will play an important role with our team."

Palmieri, 25, had NHL career highs of 30 goals, 27 assists and 57 points in 82 games last season. He had 11 goals and 23 points on the power play. 

Video: Team USA adds Kyle Palmieri to World Cup roster

Palmieri has won an international medal on three occasions with the United States. He won a gold medal at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship, and a bronze medal at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship and 2008 IIHF World Under-18 Championship. 

He played for the U.S. at the 2012 IIHF World Championship, when he had two goals and two assists in seven games. 

In six seasons with the Devils and Anaheim Ducks, Palmieri has 73 goals and 146 points in 280 games. He was selected by the Ducks with the 26th pick of the 2009 NHL Draft. 

The World Cup of Hockey will be played Sept. 17 to Oct. 1 with all games at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. All games will be televised by ESPN in the United States, and Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada.

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Team USA will be in Group A with Team Canada, Team Czech Republic and Team Europe. Team USA's first game is against Team Europe on Sept. 17. 



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