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Friday, November 25, 2011
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'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

Glenn Anderson
Dan Blackburn
Paul Broten
Ron Duguay
Nick Fotiu
Mike Gartner
Adam Graves
Ron Greschner
Pat Hickey
Darius Kasparaitis
Kris King
Nick Kypreos
Tom Laidlaw
Darren Langdon
Brian Leetch
Dave Maloney
Stephane Matteau
Brian Mullen
Dale Purinton
Mathieu Schneider
Darren Turcotte
John Vanbiesbrouck

Philadelphia Flyers

Bill Barber
Terry Carkner
Bob Clarke
Eric Desjardins
Jim Dowd
Larry Goodenough
Derian Hatcher
Al Hill
Mark Howe
Bob Kelly
Orest Kindrachuk
Mark LaForest
John LeClair
Reggie Leach
Eric Lindros
Ken Linseman
Neil Little
Brad Marsh
Shjon Podein
Dave Poulin
Brian Propp
Mark Recchi
Jeremy Roenick
Kjell Samuelsson
Chris Therien
Rick Tocchet
Joe Watson