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The forward has been named to Sweden's preliminary roster

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson /

It is official: Elias Lindholm is headed to the 2019 IIHF World Championship.

With Sweden announcing its preliminary roster on Sunday, Lindholm is set for his third appearance at the tournament. In 2017, he captured gold when Sweden topped Canada by a score of 2-1.

In 18 career games at the World Championship, the 24-year-old has seven goals and 13 points.

Sweden will be without Mikael Backlund, who captained them to gold last year, as the Flames' pivot and his wife Frida are expecting their first child this month.




The Flames have four other players taking part in this year's tournament with Johnny Gaudreau, Noah Hanifin, and Derek Ryan suiting up for the USA and Michael Frolik skating for the Czech Republic.

This year's World Championship will take place in Slovakia, in the cities of Bratislava and Košice, and runs from May 10-26. will provide daily updates highlighting how Flames players and their countries faired.

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