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Sergei Bobrovsky Named to Team Russia World Cup of Hockey Roster

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Team Russia released their preliminary World Cup of Hockey roster, and Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets got the call.

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The World Cup of Hockey takes place this year from September 17 to October 1, 2016 in Toronto. Today, the national organizations are releasing preliminary rosters of at least 16 skaters, with each full 23-man roster due to be finalized by June 1.

Sergei Bobrovsky, the currently injured Columbus Blue Jackets netminder, got the call from the Russian Ice Hockey Federation. While Bobrovsky has been taking part in morning skate as of late, he still has no timetable for his official return to the lineup.

Bobrovsky is 11-13-1 this season in 27 starts. He features a .911 save percentage, a 2.65 goals against average, and has one shutout on the season.

The rest of the Russian team preliminary roster is as follows:

G Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets
G Semyon Varlamov, Colorado Avalanche
G Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning

D Dmitry Kulikov, Florida Panthers
D Andrei Markov, Montreal Canadiens
D Dmitry Orlov, Washington Capitals

F Artem Anisimov, Chicago Blackhawks
F Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
F Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning
F Nikolay Kulemin, New York Islanders
F Evgeny Kuznetsov, Washington Capitals
F Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
F Vladislav Namestnikov, Tampa Bay Lightning
F Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
F Artemi Panarin, Chicago Blackhawks
F Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues

Keep it locked to the Cannon for more news as the rest of the rosters are released today.