Among the players who will not travel to the Bratislava/SVK for the tournament is HC Thurgau's forward Patrick Spannring. "It's never easy to make decisions like this," Roger Bader says in a statement, relayed by Laola1. "Any of the four players deserved to be here."
Now, Austria's roster includes a total of 25 players. Among them are several players from Switzerland: Raphael Herburger and Bernd Wolf (both HC Lugano), Benjamin Baumgartner (Lausanne HC), Dominic Zwerger (HC Ambrì-Piotta), Patrick Obrist (EHC Kloten), and Stefan Ulmer (HC La Chaux-de-Fonds).
Also part of the Austrian team is the former ZSC Lions forward Marco Rossi, who is now part of the NHL's Minnesota Wild.