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Ovechkin, Bobrovsky to lead Russia

Updated: May 6, 2014, 10:15 AM ET
Associated Press

Washington Capitals wing Alex Ovechkin and Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky will lead Russia in the world championship starting Friday in Minsk, Belarus.

Just seven players, including captain Ovechkin, have survived from the squad that lost to Finland in the Sochi Olympic quarterfinals. One notable absentee is former New Jersey Devils wing Ilya Kovalchuk, now playing for SKA St. Petersburg, who is injured.

Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Anton Khudobin is on track ...

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