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World Juniors 2016: Canada vs Sweden preview, TV schedule, lineups, and game thread

The Canadians play their final tune up game ahead of the World Junior Championship.

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Canada will face its toughest test today, as they take on a team littered with quality prospects. It'll be Canada's last chance to create chemistry, and apply adjustments before the tournament officially gets going. Following a dominant win versus Belarus, and a shutout against the Czechs, this will be the defending champions' toughest test to date.

Sweden possesses such players as the Nylander brothers, Joel Eriksson Ek, Adrian Kempe, Carl Grundstrom, and more. They also have a Montreal Canadiens prospect in the mix, Lukas Vejdemo. He's mostly played on Sweden's fourth line, and we're yet to see whether or not he'll make the final cut. A strong game from Vejdemo against a powerhouse like Canada would go a long way in solidifying a spot in the lineup.

You can watch the game on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, TSN5, RDS, or streaming on TSN GO. You can listen to the game on the TSN radio network.

Puck drop is at 12:00 PM EST / 10:00 AM PST.

Team Canada Projected Lineup
Left Wing Center Right Wing
John Quenneville Dylan Strome
Mitchell Marner
Lawson Crouse Mitchell Stephens Travis Konecny
Rourke Chartier Anthony Beauvillier
Julien Gauthier
Brendan Perlini Matthew Barzal Jake Virtanen
Left Defense Right Defense
Travis Sanheim Travis Dermott
Thomas Chabot
Joe Hicketts
Haydn Fleury Joe Hickey
Roland McKeown
Mason McDonald
Samuel Montembeault
Team Sweden Projected Lineup
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Oskar Lindblom Alex Holmstrom Adrian Kempe
Alexander Nylander William Nylander Joel Eriksson Ek
Carl Grundstrom Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson Dmytro Timashov
Lukas Vejdemo Christoffer Ehn Frederik Olofsson
Left Defense Right Defense
Willam Lagesson Sebastian Aho
Jacob Larsson Gabriel Carlsson
Marcus Petterssson Adam Ollas Mattsson
Gustav Forsling
Linus Soderstrom
Erik Kallgren