Rosters set for Winter Classic alumni game
The rosters are set for this year's Winter Classic alumni game, which will take place Dec. 31 at Citizens Bank Park.
The Philadelphia Flyers' squad will be coached by Pat Quinn and assistants Mike Nykoluk and Keith Primeau, while Mike Keenan will lead the Rangers' club with Emile Francis and Colin Campbell. Rod Gilbert, Eddie Giacomin and Harry Howell will also serve as "off-ice ambassadors," according to the NHL.
A source told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun that Mark Messier, who is absent from the Rangers' roster, is scheduled for shoulder surgery in early December. Messier hopes to recover in time for the alumni game, but he will have to see how he feels.
Here are the full rosters, which were released Friday:
New York Rangers