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Devils' Jagr, Elias, Zidlicky named to Czech Olympic team

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Not for the first time,three members of the New Jersey Devils will be heading to Sochi, Russia together to represent the Czech Republic in this years Winter Olympic Games.

Jaromir Jagr, Patrik Elias and Marek Zidlicky were named to the official Czech roster that will compete next month, according to Czech web site

Jagr,the Devils leading scorer with 13 goals (T-1st with Michael Ryder) and 21 assists has pulled on the sweater for his country four times before and is the only one of the three returning Olympians from the Devils that has won a gold medal with the Czech team.

All three Devils' skaters were members of the 2006 team in Turin which won bronze but left the following Olympic year in Vancouver without a medal.

Full roster can be found here

Olympic Experience:

Jaromir Jagr: 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010

Patrik Elias: 2002, 2006, 2010

Marek Zidlicky: 2006, 2010


Devils' forward Damien Brunner was also selected to take part in the Olympic Games, according The Swiss Hockey News. Brunner is expected to miss another two weeks after sustaining a knee injury on Dec. 20 which he has yet to recover from.


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