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Three Wild players added to US squad for world championships

With the Wild eliminated from the playoffs, three of their players join Team USA at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships in Tampere, Finland.

Forwards Ryan Hartman and Matt Boldy and defenseman Jon Merrill were added to the American roster on Saturday.

Hartman scored a career-high 34 goals for the Wild, while Boldy scored 15 goals in 47 games in his rookie season. Merrill had a career-high 20 points in 68 games.

The United States won its first round robin game of the tournament, beating Latvia 4-1 on Friday, and will play the second of seven preliminary round games on Sunday against Austria.

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