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All-Star rosters to be announced this week

2009asc_v2.jpgSPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League will be announcing the playing rosters for the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Charter Communications on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

The 24-man roster for the Canadian AHL All-Stars, comprising players born in Canada, will be announced on Tuesday, January 6, at 2:00 p.m. ET.

The 24-man roster for the PlanetUSA AHL All-Stars, comprising players born outside of Canada, will follow on Wednesday, January 7, at 2:00 p.m. ET.

The 2009 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Charter Communications will feature the top young talent in the American Hockey League competing in the 2009 AHL All-Star Skills Competition on Sunday, January 25 (4:00 p.m. ET), and the 2009 AHL All-Star Game on Monday, January 26 (7:00 p.m. ET). The event will be televised nationally in the United States and Canada.

Of the 455 players to take part in the AHL All-Star Classic since 1995, more than 94 percent have competed in the National Hockey League, including Patrice Bergeron, Brad Boyes, Dan Boyle, Brian Campbell, Zdeno Chara, Rick DiPietro, Jiri Hudler, Miikka Kiprusoff, Kari Lehtonen, Ryan Miller, Zach Parise, Martin St. Louis, Jason Spezza, Eric Staal and Tomas Vokoun.