Rosters set for Winter Classic alumni game

The rosters are set for this year's Winter Classic alumni game, which will take place Dec. 31 at Citizens Bank Park.

The Philadelphia Flyers' squad will be coached by Pat Quinn and assistants Mike Nykoluk and Keith Primeau, while Mike Keenan will lead the Rangers' club with Emile Francis and Colin Campbell. Rod Gilbert, Eddie Giacomin and Harry Howell will also serve as "off-ice ambassadors," according to the NHL.

A source told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun that Mark Messier, who is absent from the Rangers' roster, is scheduled for shoulder surgery in early December. Messier hopes to recover in time for the alumni game, but he will have to see how he feels.

Here are the full rosters, which were released Friday:

New York Rangers

Glenn Anderson

Dan Blackburn

Paul Broten

Ron Duguay

Nick Fotiu

Mike Gartner

Adam Graves

Ron Greschner

Pat Hickey

Darius Kasparaitis

Kris King

Nick Kypreos

Tom Laidlaw

Darren Langdon

Brian Leetch

Dave Maloney

Stephane Matteau

Brian Mullen

Dale Purinton

Mathieu Schneider

Darren Turcotte

John Vanbiesbrouck

Philadelphia Flyers

Bill Barber

Terry Carkner

Bob Clarke

Eric Desjardins

Jim Dowd

Larry Goodenough

Derian Hatcher

Al Hill

Mark Howe

Bob Kelly

Orest Kindrachuk

Mark LaForest

John LeClair

Reggie Leach

Eric Lindros

Ken Linseman

Neil Little

Brad Marsh

Shjon Podein

Dave Poulin

Brian Propp

Mark Recchi

Jeremy Roenick

Kjell Samuelsson

Chris Therien

Rick Tocchet

Joe Watson