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PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- Jaromir Jagr will play in his fifth Olympics, leading the Czech hockey team at the Winter Games in Sochi next month. The 41-year-old right winger has had a solid season so far for the New Jersey Devils, with 13 goals and 21 assists in 43 games. Jagr was on the Czech team that won gold at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, the first games featuring NHL players. He also helped the Czechs win the bronze medal in Turin in 2006. "Hes a machine," Flyers winger Jakub Voracek, also named to the team, told The Canadian Press. "Hes 41 years old, hes going to be 42 in February. Hes got a point per game." The 25-man Czech team was announced by coach Alois Hadamczik on Monday in Prague. "We consider this team the best," Hadamczik said. Jagr actually isnt the oldest player on the team. Petr Nedved, who won a silver medal at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics when he played for Canada, was a surprise selection on the team. Nedved is 42 and plays for the provincial team White Tigers Liberec in the Czech league, but Hadamczik said the forward "never disappointed me." Tomas Plekanec of the Montreal Canadians will be the captain, while Jagrs teammate Patrik Elias, David Krejci of the Boston Bruins are other top Czech forwards. Winnipeg goaltender Ondrej Pavelec also nained down a roster spot. Calgary veteran Jiri Hudler, who has 33 points this year with the Flames, was left off the roster. Phoenix left-wing Radim Vrbata is another surprising omission. The Czechs open the tournament Feb. 12 against Sweden and also face Latvia and Switzerland in Group C. The official 25-man roster is as follows: Goaltenders: Jakub Kovar, Ondrej Pavelec, Alexander Salak. Defencemen: Michal Barinka, Radko Gudas, Tomas Kaberle, Lukas Krajicek, Zbynek Michalek, Michal Rozsival, Ladislav Smid, Marek Zidlicky. Forwards: Roman Cervenka, Patrik Elias, Michael Frolik, Martin Hanzal, Ales Hemsky, Jaromir Jagr, David Krejci, Milan Michalek, Petr Nedved, Jiri Novotny, Ondrej Palat, Tomas Plekanec, Vladimir Sobotka, Jakub Voracek. Austin Bryant Jersey . The Oilers will try to get back in the win column on Monday when they continue a four-game road trip with a battle against the Buffalo Sabres. Edmonton won its third straight game last Wednesday against visiting San Jose, beating the Sharks 3-0 as Scrivens stopped 59 shots to set an NHL record for saves in a regular-season shutout. Will Harris Youth Jersey . The two-time Olympic halfpipe gold medallist informed ESPN on Monday he plans to compete in Apsen, Colo. http://www.shopdetroitlionsnfl.com/lions...ck-jersey/ . - Free agent defensive end Will Smith has signed with the New England Patriots. Barry Sanders Lions Jersey . - Olympic champion Marielle Thompson accomplished her mission of defending her skicross World Cup title at Nakiska Ski Area on Saturday. Calvin Johnson Youth Jersey . No, the San Antonio star didnt announce retirement plans during an off day at the NBA Finals on Wednesday.SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - Jennifer Jones defeated Swedens Margaretha Sigfridsson 7-6 in a rematch of the Olympic final Thursday at the Players Championship. Jones and her Winnipeg rink scored one point in the eighth end to beat Sigfridsson. Jones won gold at the Sochi Games by defeating Sweden 6-3 in February. The win moves Jones into a tie for second place at 3-1 with Sigfridsson. Meanwhile, Scotlands Eve Muirhead and Switzerlands Silvana Tirinzoni stayed unbeaten at 4-0. Muirhead hammered Calgarys Crystal Webster 9-2 while Tirinzoni kept pace with a 7-5 win over Edmontons Val Sweeting. Elsewhere, Saskatoons Stefaniee Lawton rolled over Ottawas Rachel Homan 7-2, and Sherry Middaugh of Coldwater, Ont.dddddddddddd, beat Julie Hastings of Thornhill, Ont., 8-6. In mens play, Calgarys Kevin Koe earned a 9-6 win over Brad Gushue of St. Johns, N.L. Koe and Winnipegs Mike McEwen are tied atop the standings at 3-0. Scotlands David Murdoch downed Coldwaters Glenn Howard 6-4, Torontos John Epping beat Switzerlands Sven Michel 6-2 and Olympic gold medallist Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., defeated Swedens Niklas Edin 7-4. Competition continues through Sunday at the final Grand Slam of Curling event of the season. ' ' '
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