Pacioretty replaces Stepan in U.S. lineupby NHL.com Staff
Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty will draw back into the United States lineup for its quarterfinal game Wednesday against the Czech Republic (Noon ET, USA, TSN2) at Shayba Arena.
Pacioretty will replace Derek Stepan, who played six shifts totaling 4:59 of ice time in the Americans' final preliminary-round game, against Slovenia on Sunday.
In two games Pacioretty has one assist, a plus-1 rating and five shots on goal while averaging 10:0 of ice time per game.
Jonathan Quick will start in goal with Ryan Miller serving as the backup.
Here is the lineup the United States will go with Wednesday:
Dustin Brown - David Backes - Ryan Callahan
Zach Parise - Ryan Kesler - Patrick Kane
James van Riemsdyk - Joe Pavelski - Phil Kessel
Max Pacioretty - Paul Stastny - T.J. Oshie
Cam Fowler - Kevin Shattenkirk
Scratched: Derek Stepan, Justin Faulk, Jimmy Howard