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Brandon Saad among U.S. junior cuts

Updated: December 22, 2010, 11:20 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Forward Brandon Saad, one of the NHL's top draft prospects, has been among the final seven players cut as the United States set its roster for the start of the World Junior Hockey championships.

Saad had no points in two exhibition games this week, including a 3-2 shootout loss to the Czech Republic on Tuesday. NHL Central Scouting has the Saginaw Spirit player ranked as the Ontario Hockey League's No. 2 prospect for next year's draft.

Also cut were forwards Connor ...

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