Ullmark stays behind as Swedes head to Lake Placid

Linus Ullmark, one of four goalies to attend Sweden's U20 Evaluation Camp, will not travel with the team as the defending World Junior champions make their way to Lake Placid, NY to participate in USA Hockey's National Junior Development Camp. The 6'3 netminder played the second half of Sweden's 7-0 shutout win over the Czech Republic on Thursday but was unable to crack the 22-man roster that will battle teams from the U.S. and Finland between August 4-11.

Ullmark entered camp looking to be third on the depth chart behind the talented duo of Oscar Dansk (CBS) and Niklas Lundström (STL), and it appears that not much changed after the Swede's outscored the Czech 14-1 in their two-game set. The World Junior journey isn't over for Ullmark, though, as a strong start to his year with MoDo should keep him in position for valuable reserve status when rosters for the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship begin to take shape come December.

Ullmark's omission leaves three prospects - Joel Armia (FIN), Jake McCabe (USA), and Logan Nelson (USA) - as the remaining Sabres properties who will take part in the action starting Saturday.
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