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STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Canadas blue-line will get an injection of international experience when Vancouver Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis arrives at the IIHF World Championship. Chuck Howley Jersey . The Canadian team announced during Fridays 4-1 win over Belarus that Hamhuis will join the team Saturday in Stockholm. Hamhuis and the Vancouver Canucks were swept in the first round of NHL playoffs by the San Jose Sharks. Hamhuis played in four straight world championships for Canada from 2006 to 2009. He was a member of the last Canadian team to win world championship gold in 2007. He also won silver medals in 2008 and 2009 and the second time under current head coach Lindy Ruff. "Im happy to help," Hamhuis said before departing Vancouver. "Its been a great experience over the last four years that Ive been playing (at worlds). "Theres been a real camaraderie with teammates and the players you get to meet over there. Ive made a lot of friends there that I still keep in touch with, and teammates that are in touch." The 30-year-old from Smithers, B.C., has five goals and nine assists in 36 career world championship games. He also wore the Maple Leaf at world junior championships in 2001 and 2002 and won bronze and silver respectively. He was Vancouvers top producer from the blue-line this season with 24 points in 47 games. "Its giving us a really good veteran player that has played against every top opponent in the league," Ruff said following Fridays game. "We just think hes a great two-way player that maybe in some tougher situations and tougher games can supply us with some real good play." The addition of Hamhuis increases Canadas roster to 23 players, including eight defencemen. Countries are allowed to a maximum of 25. Canada (4-0-1) concludes the preliminary round against the Czech Republic and Slovenia on Sunday and Monday respectively. The top four countries in each pool of eight qualify for the quarter-finals. Canada has lost in the quarter-finals three straight years. Three Canadian defencemen -- Justin Schultz, Brenden Dillon and T.J. Brodie -- are representing Canada for the first time in their careers in this tournament. Only Luke Schenn and Stephane Robidas had played in a previous mens world championship. Schultz has seen Hamhuis a few times this season when his Oilers faced the Canucks. "Hes a great overall player, moves the puck well and obviously real solid defensively," Schultz said. "Were happy to have him and hes going to improve our team for sure." The arrival of Hamhuis will mean less ice time for some defencemen. "Were honestly not worried about ice time here," Schultz insisted. "Were happy with whatever we get. Were just going to try and help the team win and hes going to be a big part of that." Canucks forwards Daniel and Henrik Sedin and defenceman Alexander Edler are joining Sweden (3-2-0). Theyre expected to be in the lineup for Swedens final preliminary-round game Tuesday against Denmark.   Montreal Canadiens forward Tomas Plekanec will also be heading to Sweden to join the Czech Republic team after his club was eliminated from the first round of the playoffs Thursday night. Jourdan Lewis Jersey .Y. -- Marcell Dareus and the Buffalo Bills defence made life miserable for Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco. Cowboys Jerseys China .  Breaking three of his own world records on his way to winning in Paris, Chan silenced the critics and left the audiences standing in appreciation and awe. http:///...p-chris-jones-jersey . On Saturday night, the normally free throw-challenged centre did just that. Howard scored 18 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, including 13 of 19 free throws in a 2 1/2-minute stretch, and the Houston Rockets beat the Denver Nuggets 122-111. RENTON, Wash. -- Pete Carroll spent most of his time Monday talking about injuries. He never was asked about the Seattle Seahawks taking a three-game lead in their division.Seattles 26-15 win over Philadelphia came with a cost that could leave the Seahawks short-handed going to Tampa Bay on Sunday.Its amazing to see it like that. I made mention of it just a week ago, we had one guy with a turned ankle coming out of the game, Carroll said. To see all these guys on both sides of the ball get nicked, particularly the running backs took a big hit, its just unusual. It was a crazy day yesterday.Seattles offensive and defensive backfields were left thinned due to key injuries in the victory over the Eagles that gave the Seahawks a three-game cushion over Arizona in the NFC West.The most serious injury was a fractured shoulder blade by running back C.J. Prosise. Making his second straight start, Prosise had a 72-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, but was injured just before halftime.Carroll said Prosise will not need surgery, but the team is still a couple of weeks away from gathering a precise timeframe if he will return this season. Prosises injury and a high-ankle sprain by backup Troymaine Pope left Seattle so thin at running back on Sunday that backup quarterback Trevone Boykin had one carry in the fourth quarter. The Seahawks tried to avoid overworking Thomas Rawls in his first game since Week 2.Carroll described Rawls as trashed on Monday after playing 40 offensive snaps and getting 17 total touches: 14 carries and three runs.He threw his body around like he was in a train wreck. Hell be taken care of this week, Carroll said.Rookie running back Alex Collins was a healthy scratch on Sunday, but almost certainly will be active against Tampa Bay. Seattle might also look at signing George Farmer off the practice squad for additional depth.On the other side of the ball, starting safety Earl Thomas and starting cornerback DeShawn Shead both suffered first-degrree hamstring strains that will likely require 10 to 14 days to recover. Throwback Cowboys Jerseys. Carroll wouldnt rule out either player for the game against the Buccaneers, but said the typical recovery time is about two weeks.Thats what normal hamstrings are, Carroll said. Those guys are rare guys. Well see what happens. Well see how they adapt.Shead felt his hamstring acting up during Saturdays walkthrough and tried to go on Sunday, but went to the sideline in the first half. Thomas was injured in the third quarter while running downfield in coverage on a ball intercepted by Richard Sherman. Thomas has not missed a game in his professional career and has started 106 consecutive games.The combination of Jeremy Lane and Neiko Thorpe filled in for Shead, while Steven Terrell took over for Thomas.Both did really well. Both were very solid, Carroll said of Thorpe and Terrell. Very assignment sound, technique sound, in the right spots throughout. They did a good job, which is a really good sign for us moving forward in the event we have to have those guys playing.Other injuries for the Seahawks included left tackle George Fant (shoulder), linebacker Brock Coyle (foot sprain), backup wide receiver Tanner McEvoy (toe) and tight end Luke Willson, who appeared to tweak his knee late in the game. Carroll said the expectation is all should be able to play against Tampa Bay.The one positive with injuries was defensive end Michael Bennett, who underwent minor knee surgery earlier this month. Carroll said Bennett is pushing to get back this week against his former team.Were going to see what happens. Hes going to see how far he can take it. Well find out, Carroll said. The trainers and doctors are open for if he can make it back he can play. Well see if hes able to do that. `---For more NFL coverage: and ;Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '