The team's press release:
HERSHEY – The Hershey Bears announced today its 2009 Clear Day roster in preparation for the upcoming 2009 Calder Cup playoffs. The announcement was made Thursday by BEARS President/GM Doug Yingst.
Each American Hockey League team submits a Clear Day roster to the league consisting of a maximum of 22 players. According to AHL by-laws, only those players listed on a team's Clear Day roster are eligible to compete in the remainder of the 2008-09 AHL regular season and in the 2009 Calder Cup Playoffs, unless emergency conditions arise as a result of recall, injury or suspension.
Goaltenders: Michal Neuvirth, Simeon Varlamov
Skaters: Bryan Helmer, Tyler Sloan, Sean Collins, Karl Alzner, Dean Arsene, Brian Pothier, Sami Lepisto, Staffan Kronwall, Keith Aucoin, Alexandre Giroux, Graham Mink, Kyle Wilson, Quintin Laing, Andrew Gordon, Mathieu Perreault, Chris Bourque, Jay Beagle, Andrew Joudrey, Oskar Osala, Francois Bouchard
In residence: Greg Amadio, Steve Pinizzotto, Darren Reid, Grant McNeill, Kip Brennan, Daren Machesney, Patrick McNeill
Teams may also add signed junior players or players on amateur tryout contracts, only after their respective junior of college seasons are complete.