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2016 World Cup of Hockey: Team Czech Republic initial roster announced

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Former Blackhawk Michael Frolik makes the list.

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Former Chicago Blackhawks and current Calgary Flames forward Michael Frolik has been named to Team Czech Republic's initial roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, it was announced during a press conference Wednesday in Prague.

No current Blackhawks made the list.

This year's World Cup of Hockey, which represents the event's return after a hiatus, is set for September and will be held in Toronto. The format is slightly modified from the past World Cup tournaments, with six national teams and two special "all-star teams" participating.

The eight teams that will compete this year are the United States, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Russia and the Czech Republic, plus Team Europe and Under-23 Team North America.

Here is when the different teams will announce their initital 16-man rosters:

Team Sweden: 12:30 p.m. ET at the MSG Training Center

Team Europe: 4:30 p.m. ET on SportsNet’s Hockey Central

Team North America: 5:15 p.m. ET on SportsNet’s Hockey Central

Team Canada: 6:05 p.m. ET on SportsNet’s Hockey Central

Team USA: 6:45 p.m. ET on ESPN’s SportsCenter