Hockey: Plekanec joins Czech squad ahead of Worlds semifinal

Czech forward Tomáš Plekanec, who plays for the Montreal Canadiens who were recently eliminated in the Stanley Cup playoffs, will play on Saturday in the semifinal match against Canada in this year’s Ice Hockey World Championships. National team coach Vladimír Růžička confirmed the information. Plekanec was the second-highest goal-scorer for Montreal during the NHL regular season; he is expected to skate on Friday evening and to also train on Saturday morning ahead of the match.

Author: Jan Velinger