Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 12/28/12
A homegrown Bruin will not be taking the ice for Team USA at this year’s World Junior Championship, as defenseman Matt Grzelcyk has been cut from the team in favor of Patrick Sieloff. The 5-foot-9 blue liner, currently a freshman at Boston University, hails from Charlestown, Mass., and was drafted by the Bruins in the third round (85th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft. As NESN’s Leah Hextall reports, the 18-year-old Grzelcyk will be the outside looking in for the national team. #Bruins prospect Matt Grzelcyk odd man out on USA blueline at #WJC2013. Patrick Sieloff is the 7th D-man. @NESN— Leah Hextall (@leahhextall) December 28, 2012 Team USA defeated Germany 8-0 on Thursday in their first game of the tournament, and face host country Russia on Friday. Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@Matt_Grzelcyk5

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