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Blues' Tkachuck & Weight named to US Olympic team

Forward Doug Weight (UPI file photo/Bill Greenblatt)


St. Paul, Minn. – The U.S. Men's Hockey Team on Monday announced its roster for the upcoming Olympic Games, and that roster includes two Blues: Keith Tkachuk and Doug Weight.

The team was announced in St. Paul Minnesota. The youngest player will be Islanders' goaltender Rick DiPietro, 24; the oldest will be Detroit Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios, who will turn 44 by the start of play.

Blues forward Doug Weight played in the 1998 in Nagano, Japan, and again four years ago in Salt Lake City.

One noticeable omission on defense is Boston's Brian Leetch, a two-time Norris Trophy winner and three-time Olympian. John LeClair, Jeremy Roenick and the recently retired Brett Hull were three familiar forwards left off the squad.


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