RIGA, Latvia (CP) -- The Czech Republic and Sweden announced their squads for the IIHF world championship Monday, with Jaromir Jagr heading a powerful Czech squad and Daniel Alfredsson leading a Swedish team missing star players like Mats Sundin and Peter Forsberg.
Missing from the 25-man list are top players like Forsberg, Sundin, Niklas Lidstrom, Markus Naslund and Tomas Holmstrom. Some are injured, others chose not to play.
Teams must pare rosters to 23 players before the tournament begins. Leading Sweden is Ottawa Senators skipper Alfredsson, Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg and twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks.
Forwards of note are P.J. Axelsson of the Boston Bruins, Jonas Hoglund of Farjestads and Samuel Pahlsson of Frolunda. Also up front are Magnus Kahnberg of Frolunda, Mattias Weinhandl of MODO, Johan Frantzen of Linkoping, Jonathan Hedstrom of Timra, Peter Nordstrom and Jorgen Jonsson of Farjestads, Mikael Samuelsson of Sodetaljie.