December 28, 2010 12:15 pm

World Juniors update

The United States, Canada and Russia — and the teams’ respective Kings prospects — are back in action today in pool-play games in the World Junior Championships. Brayden Schenn and Canada take on the Czech Republic at 1 p.m. Pacific time, followed by Maxim Kitsyn and Russia against Sweden at 4 p.m. and Derek Forbort and the United States against Slovakia at 5 p.m. Canada is coming off Sunday’s 6-3 victory over Russia — Schenn had one goal and one assist while Kitsyn had a goal — while the United States is coming off a 3-2 overtime win over Finland.

The current members of the Kings who once played in the top level of the World Juniors are Jonathan Bernier (Canada), Dustin Brown (USA), Drew Doughty (Canada), Matt Greene (USA), Michal Handzus (Slovakia), Jack Johnson (USA), Trevor Lewis (USA), Wayne Simmonds (Canada), Ryan Smyth (Canada), Jarret Stoll (Canada) and Marco Sturm (Germany).

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