The 23-year-old was no good at winning five points for a goal and four passes in four Euro Hockey Tour matches with Czech national team and Russia. There was no room left for him in the busy cadre and remained among the thirteen players who had missed the championship at the last minute.
Coach Kari Jalonen made a significant change in the team even though the Finns beat home in Moscow twice last week Russia.
Previously announced NHL reinforcements were joined by strikers Aleksander Barkov with Jussi Jokinen of Florida and Mikko Koivu with Mikael Granlund of Minnesota.Also new is the goalkeeper Juuse Saros from Nashville’s farm and Bek Esa Lindell from the Dallas back-up team. he hasn’t been in the NHL yet. Sarose and Lindella got a Finnish coach after knocking out their clubs in the AHL 1st round, although Nashville and Dallas are still playing for the Stanley Cup. . The Predators left the Czech Mark Mazan as a three, and the 21-year-old can set off for the third world championship in a row and in his career.The same old Lindell will repeat his participation in last year’s championship in the Czech Republic, for this season he played four duels and did not score. Newly, Jani Lajunen and eighteen-year-old talent Patrik Laine from the championship Tappara Tampere were also nominated. Laine, who is awaiting the NHL draft, took part in the Finnish twenties’ triumph at the Helsinki World Championships this year and will now be debuting at the Senior World Championship. A year younger Jesse Puljujärvi from Kärpatu Oulu, who has gold from the twenties and the recent eighteenth championship, did not receive invitations.
Finally, there are ten players in the NHL season this season.Leo Komarov from Toronto, Teemu Pulkkinen from Detroit, Mikko Rantanen, but mostly on the Colorado farm, and goalkeeper Niklas Bäckström were already in preparation. He has only four matches for Calgary in the NHL this year.
Jalonen is betting on nine world champions in 2011 from Bratislava. The second gold medal in history for Finns was beci Lasse Kukkonen, Topi Jaakola, Anssi Salmela and Mikko Koivu, Jani Lajunen, Mika Pyörälä, Antti Pihlström, Mikael Granlund and Komarov. Euro Hockey Challenge and Euro Hockey Tour scored a win at home over Slovakia 3: 2 and 6: 1, in Norway 3: 0 and 5: 1, at home with the Czech Republic after winning 2: 3 and 4: 1 in Russia 3 : 1 and 3: 2.On Tuesday, a squad against the United States is waiting for a match in Helsinki. In other Stage B Group matches in St. Petersburg, he comes across Germany, the United States, Hungary, France, Slovakia and Canada.