Pittsburgh Penguins forward Phil Kessel won't be representing the United States in the World Cup of Hockey, while 18-year-old Auston Matthews was among Team North America's final selections Friday. The Czech Republic couldn't convince Jaromir Jagr to compete.
San Jose Sharks veteran forward Joe Thornton was among the final seven players added to Canada's World Cup of Hockey Roster.
Former Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov is no sure thing to play in the World Cup of Hockey despite being named to Russia's final roster on Friday. Voynov served two months in jail on domestic violence charges, was detained by immigration officials and voluntarily returned to Russia last year. ''We will obviously have to review his status with the Players' Association prior to the start of the tournament in September,'' NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said.