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Eemeli Räsänen is the very last cut from Team Finland

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The Finns chose to add a forward to fill their last roster spot.

2017 NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7 Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Team Finland made it official this morning, Eemeli Räsänen will not play in this year’s World Junior Championship. The team had a very deep defensive corps, and had left one slot open on its roster with two players on hand who could fill it. They chose to add Eetu Tuulola, a forward, to the official list.

Tuulola's name finishes the composition of the Young Lions World Junior Team.

Defender Eemeli Räsänen does not play in the World Championship. He participated in the training camp in Niagara Falls and has been practicing in Buffalo with the team. [Google Translate]

After staying in Buffalo and practicing in case he was chosen for the last spot, Räsänen is now free to return to the Kingston Frontenacs, where he has 22 points in 28 games so far this year. The Fronts play two games this weekend.