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Anssi Salmela added to Finnish roster for World Championships

The Atlanta Thrashers season ended on April 11, but will continue for Atlanta Thrashers defenseman Anssi Salmela, who was just added to the Finnish roster for the IIHF World Championships.  The World Championships will take place in Switzerland, beginning April 24.  Salmela will be a restricted free agent this summer.  Other Thrashers playing in the World Championships are Ilya Kovalchuk (Russia), Ron Hainsey, Zack Bogosian and Colin Stuart (USA), Colby Armstrong (Canada), Tobias Enstrom (Sweden) and Boris Valabik (Slovakia).