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.
, the currently injured 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,
G Andrei Vasilevskiy,
D Dmitry Kulikov,
D Andrei Markov,
D Dmitry Orlov,
F Artem Anisimov,
F Pavel Datsyuk,
F Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning
F Evgeny Kuznetsov, Washington Capitals
F Evgeni Malkin,
F Vladislav Namestnikov, Tampa Bay Lightning
F Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
F Artemi Panarin, Chicago Blackhawks
F Vladimir Tarasenko,
Keep it locked to the Cannon for more news as the rest of the rosters are released today.