Several Lightning players named to World Cup rosters
The World Cup in September will have a heavy Lightning participation.
Several players were added to tournament rosters today, with many more coming later.
Nikita Kucherov, Andrei Vasilevskiy and Vladislav Namestnikov were named to Russia's initial list of 16 players. Nikita Nesterov could be added later.
Valtteri Filppula was put on Finland's roster, with Ondrej Palat and Andrej Sustr on Czech Republic.
When other countries are announced later, Steven Stamkos (Canada), Ben Bishop + Tyler Johnson (USA) and Victor Hedman/Anton Stralman (Sweden) could be official. Coach Jon Cooper is on the staff for the Under-23 Team North America.