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Saturday, December 26, 2009

All three of the Washington Capitals' Russian players will represent their country in the Vancouver Games, and four other Capitals could crack the roster for their respective countries. A look at those seven, and their previous international experience (Winter Olympics, World Championships and World Junior Championships):

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PlayerCountryAgeInternational experience
F Nicklas BackstromSweden*22World Juniors (2006, 2007); Worlds (2006, 2007, 2008)
F Tomas FleischmannCzech Republic*25Worlds (2008)
D Mike GreenCanada*24Worlds (2008)
D Milan JurcinaSlovakia*26World Juniors (2002, 2003); Worlds (2006, 2007); Olympics (2006)
F Alex OvechkinRussia24World Juniors (2003, 2004, 2005); Worlds (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008); Olympics (2006)
F Alexander SeminRussia25World Juniors (2004); Worlds (2003, 2005, 2006, 2008)
G Semyon VarlamovRussia21World Juniors (2006, 2007)

* -- Olympic teams for these countries will be announced on the following days: Sweden, Sunday; Slovakia, Tuesday; Canada and Czech Republic, Wednesday.


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