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David Vyborny Named To Czech Republic Olympic Team; Radoslav Suchy To Play For Slovakia
Both Players Will Make Their Olympic Debuts

Thursday, 12.22.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
Columbus Blue Jackets
Two more Columbus Blue Jackets were named to their respective country's national teams that will compete at the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin, Italy as forward David Vyborny will represent Czech Republic and defenseman Radoslav Suchy will play for Slovakia, the club announced today. Both players will be making their Olympic debuts. Suchy and Vyborny join defenseman Adam Foote and forward Rick Nash, who were named to Team Canada on Wednesday, to give the Blue Jackets four players in the 2006 Olympic tournament.

Vyborny, 30, is a veteran of international competition as he has played for Czech Republic in nine of the last 10 World Championships (1996-97, 1999-2005). He has helped the team capture gold medals in 1996, 1999, 2000 and 2005. In last spring's tournament, he served as the team's captain and notched 1-3-4, eight penalty minutes and a +3 plus/minus rating in nine games. He also played for Czech Republic in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and at the 1993 and 1994 World Junior Championships.

The native of Jihlava, Czech Republic is playing in his fifth NHL season and fifth as a Blue Jacket. He has registered 75-108-183 and 102 penalty minutes in 348 games, ranking as the franchise's all-time leader in games played, points and assists and standing second in goals (Geoff Sanderson, 88). He has posted back-to-back 20-goals seasons and leads the club in scoring in 2005-06 with 7-14-21 and 18 penalty minutes in 33 games. He missed last night's game vs. Dallas with a rib injury, which snapped his team–record consecutive games played streak at 194 dating back to Oct. 17, 2002.

Suchy, 29, has been a stalwart on the ice for Slovakia in recent years having played in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and at the World Championships in 2000, 2004 and 2005. In 2004, he tallied 0-3-3 in nine games and helped his team win the bronze medal. In 2000, he notched 0-5-5 in eight games to rank second among defensemen in the tournament in assists as Slovakia captured the silver medal that year.

A native of Kezmarok, Slovakia, Suchy has registered 13-54-67 and 94 penalty minutes in 405 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets and Phoenix Coyotes. The 2005-06 season is his sixth in the NHL and first in Columbus. He has collected 1-3-4 and 20 penalty minutes, while logging 19:31 of ice time per game in 34 outings this season.

The Blue Jackets return to action Friday when they host the Nashville Predators at Nationwide Arena. Game time is set for 7 p.m., with FSN Ohio's Ice Breaker pregame show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM Sports Radio 1460 the Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101.

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