The 2014 Winter Olympics are just over a month away in Sochi, Russia, and four Sabres will be representing their respective countries in the much-anticipated hockey competition.
Goaltender Jhonas Enroth and defenseman Henrik Tallinder were today named to the roster for Sweden, and forward Zemgus Girgensons has been selected to play for Latvia. Sabres’ interim coach Ted Nolan will also be behind the bench for Latvia.
The trio of players joins Ryan Miller, who was introduced as a member of Team USA on New Year’s Day following the Winter Classic in Michigan.
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This will be Enroth’s first Olympic appearance, after leading Sweden to a gold medal at last spring’s World Championship. Enroth has also represented Sweden at a pair of World Junior Championships in 2007 and 2008.
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Tallinder has four games of Olympic experience with Sweden at the 2010 Games in Vancouver, and he was also a member of Sweden’s World Championship team last spring. In addition, Tallinder played for Sweden in the 1998 World Junior Championship.
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Girgensons, who turned 20 on Sunday, is already a veteran of two international appearances for Latvia: the 2012 World Junior Championship and 2013 World Championship. He was the only current NHL’er named to the Latvian team that will be coached by Nolan.
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