Slovan Bratislava forward Branko Radivojevic will replace injured forward Marian Gaborik of the Columbus Blue Jackets on the Slovak team for the Sochi Olympics.
Gaborik broke a collarbone in an NHL game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Dec. 21 and did not recover in time to play at the Olympics.
Gaborik played for Slovakia at the 2006 Turin Games and helped his country to a surprise...
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29 days ago
When the news that Zigmund Palffy had retired (using a wood stick till the very end!) hit the wires, I was amused as heck by the fact that so many NHL fans didn't know that he was still playing, because I spend my summers reading the Czech and Slovak media, and the number of former Czech and Slovak NHL'ers who go home and end up playing for another half-decade or more is...
The United States missed out on a chance to top its group at the ice hockey world championships, losing 4-1 to Slovakia on Tuesday.
The U.S. will finish second or third and meet Russia or Finland in a quarterfinal on Thursday.
In Stockholm, the other group leader, Switzerland, defeated Belarus 4-1 to achieve its best group record at the worlds, seven wins and no losses. The Swiss...
The United States lost to Slovakia 4-2 Monday for its first loss at hockey's world championships after opening with two victories.
Slovakia won for the first time in the tournament after two defeats. The Americans previously beat France and Canada.
In an earlier game in the 16-team tournament, Canada routed France 7-2.
Dominik Granak of Slovakia opened the scoring 47 seconds...