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Coach calls '05 team the best ever

Updated: April 14, 2005, 6:31 PM ET
Associated Press

VIENNA, Austria -- Jaromir Jagr will play for the Czech Republic at this month's hockey world championships in Austria.

Czech Republic coach Vladimir Ruzicka told The Associated Press on Thursday that Jagr would be available.

The Czech team will include 26 NHL players and "will probably be the best-ever team the Czech Republic has sent to a tournament," Ruzicka said. Last year as host, the Czech team lost to the United States in the quarterfinals.

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