The US World Junior Championship preliminary roster was released, and Ranger prospects J.T. Miller –who was on the team last year– and Brady Skjei were named to the initial roster. Miller is expected to make the team, while Skjei will have to work to make the club. Last year’s US team didn’t make it to the medal round, winning just one game in round-robin play.
Miller and Skjei were the only two Ranger prospects named to the 2013 World Junior Championship.
Across the pond, Rick Nash is having some issues staying in the lineup. Nash re-aggravated his groin injury, and will be out for another week. While some may think this is cause for alarm, I think differently. I’m inclined to believe that Nash is just being cautious, and these are injuries that would not keep him out of the lineup in the NHL. Of course, that’s just my opinion.