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Contract situation sidelines Schneider

Updated: August 18, 2004, 4:10 PM ET
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Boston Bruins defenseman Hal Gill will replace Mathieu Schneider on the United States' roster for the 2004 World Cup, USA Hockey announced Wednesday.

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Schneider, a 16-year NHL veteran, won't be able to play due to his unresolved contract negotations with the Detroit Red Wings. A member of the U.S.'s World Cup-winning team in 1996, Schneider was named to the original Team USA roster on May 20.

"Mathieu has informed us that, due ...

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