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Lineups for Sweden, Finland

Friday, 08.10.2012 / 3:50 PM

By Adam Kimelman - Deputy Managing Editor / USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp blog

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Lineups for Sweden, Finland

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Here are the lineups Sweden and Finland will use for Friday's game.

Sweden will be without two regulars. They'll go without a backup goalie as Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Oscar Dansk is out with an injury to his right knee. Niklas Lundstrom, who allowed all 10 goals against the U.S. Thursday, again will be in net.

Top 2013 NHL Draft prospect Alexander Wennberg, who dressed as the backup Thursday against the U.S., will return to his normal position, centering a line with Pontus Aberg and Mika Zibanejad.

It's unknown what Sweden will do if something were to happen to Lundstrom.

Also sitting out for Sweden is forward Mikael Wikstrand, an Ottawa Senators prospect. It's unclear why he won't be playing, but Sweden coach Roger Ronnberg had said after the team's morning skate Thursday that he had some "question marks" for today's lineup.

The most interesting line for Finland could see Chicago Blackhawks' 2012 first-round pick Teuvo Teravainen centering Joel Armia and Toni Kallela. Armia, the Buffalo Sabres' 2011 top pick, has looked especially strong in camp.

Also, this marks the first time Finland coach Harri Lindell has split up his top defense pairing of Olli Maatta and Rasmus Ristolainen. Maatta will skate with Dallas Stars prospect Esa Lindell, while Ristolainen, a top prospect for the 2013 NHL Draft, will skate with Aleksi Salonen.


Max Gortz - William Karlsson - Filip Forsberg

Jeremy Boyce Rotevall - Victor Rask - Viktor Arvidsson

Pontus Aberg - Alexander Wennberg - Mika Zibanejad

Jakob Lilja - Joachim Nermark - Linus Froberg

Emil Lundberg - Oskar Sundqvist

Jonatan Nielsen - Oscar Klefbom

Hampus Lindholm - Rasmus Bengtsson

Linus Arnesson - Tom Nilsson

Niklas Lundstrom


Toni Kallela - Teuvo Teravainen - Joel Armia

Miro Aaltonen - Alexander Barkov - Juuso Ikonen

Artturi Lehkonen - Robert Leino - Markus Hannikainen

Heikki Liedes - Nico Nyberg - Matti Lamberg

Olli Maatta - Esa Lindell

Rasmus Ristolainen - Aleksi Salonen

Joonas Valkonen - Niklas Tikkinen

Mikko Lehtonen - Ville Pokka

Richard Ullberg

Janne Juvonen

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