Welp, Ted Nolan’s first World Championship appearance for Poland might be a rough one. Yesterday Hokej.net reported that Maciej Kruczek, Patryk Wronka, Damian Tomasik, and Bartosz Dabowski will be out with injuries during the World Championships. Wronka is a huge loss that I do view as unreplaceable. In my roster picks, I also had Tomasik and Kruczek making the team. Three defensemen being out is a hard pill to swallow. Outside of injuries Alan Lyszczarczyk and Owen Sound Attack appear to be making a pretty deep playoff run. In Germany, both Pawel Dronia’s and Adam Borzecki’s club have continued to advance in the playoffs. They are playing each other as I write this. Poland is guaranteed one will be free, but the other will remain an unknown.
Out for Sure
Maciej Kruczek (Injured)
Patryk Wronka (Injured)
Bartosz Dabowski (Injured)
Michael Cichy (Personal Reasons)
Grzegorz Pasiut (Injured)
Kasper Bryniczka (Injured)
Jan Steber (Injured)
Adam Borzecki (Playoffs)
Aron Chmielewski (Playoffs)
Added to the Team
Update 4/18/18. 8:49 PM. Per Hokej.net. Jan Steber was hurt in the pre-championship game against Japan. Lyszczarczyk’s season ended last night and he will join the team.
Update 4/14/18. 2:50 PM. Per Hokej.net The injury Bryniczka suffered in an exhibition game against Ukraine is serious and he will miss the World Championships.
Update 4/14/18. 3:43 PM. Per Hokej.net, Grzegorz Pasiut will not be available for Poland.
Update 4/13/18. 7:44 PM. As Reported by Hokej.net, Damian Tomasik will not undergo hand surgery and is available for Poland.
Update 4/9/18. 3:28 PM. Mateusz Michalski and Kacper Guzik have been added to the team.
Najnowszy meldunek ze zgrupowania reprezentacji Polski. Kacper Guzik i Mateusz Michalski powołani do kadry w trybie pilnym. https://t.co/MVqZYIxgX7#polskihokej #HokejPL #hokej @PZHL @PolandHockey @hokejnet @skrolicki @Tadmus @Jacek_Sroka @MiBiBialonski @LodPotLzy
— Radosław Kozłowski (@RadKo1988) April 9, 2018
Update 4/8/18 5:46 PM. Borzecki’s Steelers eliminated Dronia and Frankfurt. Dronia will be available for the team while this really hurt Borzecki’s chances. Chmielewski scored for HC Oceláři Třinec to help send them to the finals. Game 1 is on the 14th and could go as long as 26th. Chances are very slim for Chmielewski. Lyszczarczyk and Owen Sound are tied 1-1 with the Greyhound in the 2nd Round of the OHL Playoffs. The earliest it could end would be April 13th.
Update 4/7/18 12:46 PM. Michael Cichy has left Poland and returned to the USA for personal reasons.
Bum! Michael Cichy nie jedzie do Budapesztu na #MŚ1A! Kolejne wielkie osłabienie reprezentacji Polski. Więcej w @hokejnet -> https://t.co/dNsjQ26tc8@skrolicki @LodPotLzy @MiBiBialonski @edyta_bienczak @PolandHockey #polskihokej #HokejPL #hokej #reprezentacjapolski
— Radosław Kozłowski (@RadKo1988) April 7, 2018
Update 4/6/18 5:27 PM. Bietigheim Steelers (Borzecki) defeat Löwen Frankfurt (Dronia) 5-2. Steelers take a 3-2 series lead.
Update 4/6/18 3:14 PM. Grzegorz Pasiut could also miss with Injury.
Grzegorz Pasiut po raz drugi z rzędu Mistrzem Białorusi. Napastnik Niomana Grodno grał większość playoff z blokadą, jego gra w reprezentacji Polski stoi pod bardzo dużym znakiem zapytania. Kolejne duże osłabienie kadry. pic.twitter.com/7466yqY4QP
— Sebastian Królicki (@skrolicki) April 6, 2018