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Czech Republic names Jagr-less final World Cup of Hockey roster

Jaromir Jagr will not be playing the Czech’s at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey so he can rest up for the Florida Panthers’ season. Without the 44-year-old legend, they'll have to make do with a mostly NHL roster in a tough Group A with Canada, USA, and Team Europe.

Here’s who the Czechs will be bringing to Toronto in September:

(Ed. note: Bolded names are final additions.)

G Petr Mrazek, Detroit Red Wings
G Michal Neuvirth, Philadelphia Flyers
G Ondrej Pavelec, Winnipeg Jets

D Radko Gudas, Philadelphia Flyers
D Michal Jordan, Carolina Hurricanes *
D Michal Kempny, Chicago Blackhawks
D Zbynek Michalek, Arizona Coyotes *
D Jakub Nakladal, Calgary Flames *
D Roman Polak, San Jose Sharks
D Andrej Sustr, Tampa Bay Lightning 

F Radek Faksa, Dallas Stars *
F Michael Frolik, Calgary Flames
F Martin Hanzal, Arizona Coyotes
F Ales Hemsky, Dallas Stars *
F Tomas Hertl, San Jose Sharks
F Dmitrij Jaskin, St. Louis Blues *
F David Krejci, Boston Bruins
F Milan Michalek, Toronto Maple Leafs *
F Ondrej Palat, Tampa Bay Lightning
F David Pastrnak, Boston Bruins
F Tomas Plekanec, Montreal Canadiens
F Vladimir Sobotka, Avangard Omsk (KHL)
F Jakub Voracek, Philadelphia Flyers 

• No Jiri Hudler, which, according to Czech national team coach Josef Jandač, came down to the pending NHL UFA and Dmitrij Jaskin, but the Blues forward was a better fit with what they were going with.

• Other names not making the final cut Radim Vrbata, Tomas Fleischmann, Roman Cervenka, Michal Rozsival, Tomas Kundratek and Andrej Nestrasil, who is currently recovering from a broken vertebra. Marek Zidlicky was in consideration, but told Jandac that he isn’t sure if he’ll continue playing next season.

Previously released final rosters:

Team Finland

Team Russia

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Sean Leahy is the associate editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!



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