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NHL denies request for overage goalie on 23-and-under World Cup team

Tom Szczerbowski / USA TODAY Sports

Peter Chiarelli will continue keeping a close eye on the AHL over the next several months.

He's not only scouting Edmonton Oilers prospects, but also looking to select his goalies for the 23-and-under North American young stars team for the 2016 World Cup.

The goalies that fit the criteria - namely John Gibson, Connor Hellebuyck, Matt Murray, and Malcolm Subban - are not yet NHL regulars, prompting Chiarelli to request an exception when building his roster.

While this squad will still be loaded at the other positions, a relatively inexperienced goalie will lead the young stars. The lack of familiarity on the part of the opposition, however, could end up working in their favor.

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