Vauclair, Miller named All-Star starters

The American Hockey League today announced that Binghamton Senators defenseman Julien Vauclair and Rochester Americans goaltender Ryan Miller have been added to the starting lineup for the PlanetUSA team at this weekend’s 2004 Pepsi AHL All-Star Classic.

Vauclair starts in place of injured Philadelphia Phantoms defenseman Dennis Seidenberg, who had been voted a starter through fan balloting, while Miller will start in place of Chicago’s Kari Lehtonen, who is nursing an injury but will still attend the event.

The 2004 Pepsi AHL All-Star Classic will take place at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich., home of the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. The event gets underway on Sun., February 8, with the 2004 AHL All-Star Skills Competition at 7:00 p.m. (ET), with the annual All-Star Game following at 7:00 p.m. (ET) on Mon., February 9. The 2004 Pepsi AHL All-Star Classic will be televised to more than 108 million households on 21 regional television partners in the United States, and on Rogers Sportsnet nationally in Canada.