This is Malkin's eighth appearance with Team Russia at the World Championship. Overall, the 32-year-old has won two gold medals (2012 & 2014), two silver medals (2010 & 2015), and two bronze medals (2005 & 2007).
This is Hornqvist's fifth appearance with Team Sweden at the World Championship. The 32-year-old won a gold medal at the 2018 World Championship, and also participated in the 2007, 2008, and 2012 tournaments.
This is Blueger's third consecutive appearance at the World Championship. The 24-year-old has also represented Latvia internationally on five other occasions (three times at the World Junior Championships and twice at the World Under-18 Championships.