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World All-Star Reserves Named

Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Mogilny and four other players who rank among the NHL's top 15 scorers were added Wednesday to the World roster for the Feb. 4 All-Star game.

Detroit's Fedorov and New Jersey's Mogilny will be appearing as All-Stars for the first time since 1996.

The North American team's reserves were announced Tuesday, highlighted by Hall of Famer and Penguins owner Mario Lemieux, who ended his 3 1/2-year retirement last month.

Calgary, Montreal, Nashville, the New York Islanders and expansion clubs Columbus and Minnesota have no players on either All-Star roster.

Of the 15 reserves chosen Wednesday, eight will be making their All-Star debuts: forwards Marian Hossa (Ottawa), Alexei Kovalev (Pittsburgh) and Fredrik Modin (Tampa Bay); defensemen Sergei Gonchar (Washington), Janne Niinimaa (Edmonton) and Marcus Ragnarsson (San Jose); and goalies Roman Cechmanek (Philadelphia) and Evgeni Nabokov (San Jose).

Hossa, Kovalev, Vancouver's Markus Naslund and Los Angeles' Zigmund Palffy all are among the league's scoring leaders.

Toronto captain Mats Sundin, Phoenix defenseman Teppo Numminen and Ottawa forward Radek Bonk round out the World team.

The reserves are chosen by the league's hockey operations department, in consultation with general managers.

The starting lineup for the World team, selected by fans, features goalie Dominik Hasek (Buffalo), defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom (Detroit) and Sandis Ozolinsh (Carolina), and forwards Jaromir Jagr (Pittsburgh), Peter Forsberg (Colorado) and Pavel Bure (Florida).

The team will be coached by Ottawa's Jacques Martin.

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