Found April 28, 2012 on The 6th Sens:
So far, four Senators players have accepted invitations to play for their countries at the IIHF World Championship in Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden. Jakob Silfverberg didn’t waste any time before getting ready to return to Sweden, while Erik Karlsson and Daniel Alfredsson decided to take a few days to think things over after being invited to join the Swedish team. The NHL’s 4th best scorer this year, Jason Spezza, however, won’t join Team Canada for the tournament. According to @Syl_St_Laurent, he’s been talking to management but been told they did not have a spot for him on the roster. While the roster is very impressive down the middle with the likes of Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan O’Reilly, John Tavares and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins down the middle, you have to imagine there’d be a spot for Spezza on the team had he not been a late arrival to the imaginary(?) party that is a trip to Europe for the World Championship. Milan Michalek will join the Czech Republic team next week, while F...

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