RALEIGH, NC - FEBRUARY 28: Brothers Andrei Kostitsyn #46 and Sergei Kostitsyn #74 of the Nashville Predators warm up before a game against the Carolina Hurricanes at the RBC Center on February 28, 2012 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
The Nashville Predators are sending more representatives over to the 2012 IIHF World Championships. We've already heard about Craig Smith and Roman Josi this morning playing for the USA and Switzerland, respectively, but now the Brostitsyns are heading over, while Anders Lindback and Alexander Radulov will take a pass, and Patric Hornqvist is still uncertain.
Look for more information and background on this front this evening, as the players will hold their season-ending media availability at Bridgestone Arena late this afternoon.
Kostitsyns arrive Friday - IIHF.com
This will be Andrei's seventh World Championship appearance, and Sergei's second.
NHL situation during the World Cup - Swedish Ice Hockey Association
Sweden is apparently talking to Patric Hornqvist about possibly playing at the World Championships, but Anders Lindback is a no-go.
Radulov confirmed that he will not play at the World Championships - Sport Express
Run this through Google Translate, for word that Alexander Radulov will head to Germany for a knee operation, rather than the World Championships (thanks to @NHLGossip on Twitter for the link).