Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 4/30/12
Anaheim Ducks prospect Kyle Palmieri has been added to the United States roster for the 2012 IIHF World Championship, which starts on Friday in Helsinki and Stockholm. Palmieri, 21, played in 18 games for the Ducks this season, scoring four goals and recording three assists after managing just one goal in 10 NHL games in 2010-11. The 5-foot-11 center also scored 33 goals and handed out 25 assists in 51 games for Anaheim's AHL affiliate in Syracuse. He concluded his season with the Crunch on Friday, as Syracuse was knocked out of the Calder Cup playoffs by the St. John's IceCaps. Palmieri is one of just five players on the U.S. roster who did not play the majority of his season in the NHL. Forward Ryan Lasch had 24 goals and 38 assists in 59 games for the Pelicans in Finland's SM-liiga, while goaltender John Curry posted a 22-20 record with a 2.73 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage for the Hamburg Freezers in Germany's top league. Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Br...
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