Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

TORONTO – Team USA had the day off heading into its final game tomorrow in the World Cup of Hockey 2016 against Czech Republic.

With last night’s loss to Canada, the U.S. was eliminated from contention to advance to this weekend’s semifinal round.

Zach Parise, David Backes, Derek Stepan and Kyle Palmieri journeyed to the Air Canada Centre to meet with members of the media just after 12 noon.

With knowing their last game would come on Thursday, players and staff also booked return travel from Toronto.