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Lidstrom, Thornton added to West roster

Updated: January 7, 2009, 6:09 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Nicklas Lidstrom is headed to the NHL All-Star Game for the 10th straight season, but for the first time as captain of the defending Stanley Cup champion.

The six-time Norris Trophy winner, as the league's best defenseman, and Detroit Red Wings teammate Pavel Datsyuk were among 15 players chosen Wednesday to fill out the Western Conference roster for the midseason classic, which will be played Jan. 25 in Montreal.

Lidstrom, who will be making his 11th All-Star appearance, ...

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