Justin Faulk is still waiting to find out whether or not he’ll be representing Team USA at the 2012 World Junior Championship.
According to Chip Alexander, Carolina Hurricanes director of hockey operations Ron Francis asked Faulk his preference.
“(Francis) asked me if I had any preference on it and I said I didn’t really want to be the one making that decision,” Faulk told the Raleigh News Observer. “I’ll leave it up to them.
“I will never, ever be disappointed to play for USA Hockey. I’ve played for USA Hockey the last three years of my life and played on the U.S. team for two years. If I get a chance to wear the jersey it’s obviously a thrill for me.
“At the same time it’s amazing to be in this league. You never want to do anything that might cost you a spot on the team or anything. That’s why I’m leaving it up to them to make that decision. We’ll see what happens.”
USA Hockey is waiting to hear from the Hurricanes whether or not they’ll have Faulk at their disposal. Faulk is one of eight players eligible to return from last year’s team that won bronze.
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