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Mark Stone, Cody Ceci Named to Team Canada, Chris Wideman to Team USA for World Championships

The trio of Sens will each be competing in senior international play for the first time

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Hockey Canada has confirmed earlier reports that a pair of Senators will be suiting up for Team Canada at the upcoming IIHF World Championships in Moscow and St. Petersburg: defenceman Cody Ceci and forward Mark Stone. Since the tournament starts May 6, players on teams who make deep playoff runs cannot play, opening up the chance to some other players. Additionally, with the World Cup of Hockey also taking place this offseason, many top players are choosing to rest during the World Championships to be ready for September. This opened up a spot for Ceci. Stone is likely a bubble player for Team Canada at the WCoH, and as such could improve his stock by playing well at the World Championships.

Chris Wideman will also be at the World Championships, playing for Team USA, according to Bruce Garrioch. The first round of roster decisions will be made official later today. It remains to be seen if other Sens players will suit up for their respective organizations.

The 2016 IIHF World Champions run May 6-22 in Russia.