World Cup final roster deadline moved up to May 27
NEW YORK (AP) The NHL has announced that final rosters for the World Cup of Hockey must be finalized by May 27.
The move up from the original June 1 deadline means the roster announcements won't conflict with the Stanley Cup final.
Sixteen-man rosters were named March 2 with the remaining seven players left to be announced.
The World Cup of Hockey features the United States, Canada, Russia, Finland, Sweden, the Czech Republic and two all-star teams made up of the top 23-and-under North American players and the top European players from the countries not participating.
The tournament takes place Sept. 17-Oct. 1 in Toronto.