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Hampus Lindholm to play for Sweden at World Cup

Ducks defenseman replaces injured Niklas Kronwall on roster

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TORONTO/NEW YORK -- Anaheim Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm will replace injured Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall on Team Sweden for the World Cup of Hockey 2016, the Swedish Ice Hockey Association announced Wednesday.

Lindholm, 22, had 10 goals and 18 assists in 80 games last season. Anaheim's first-round pick (No. 6) in the 2012 NHL Draft, he has 23 goals and 92 points in 236 NHL games. He is a restricted free agent. 

Kronwall, 35, had knee surgery on Jan. 19 and was limited to 64 games last season.

"I talked to Kronwall the other day and he feels a lot better," Red Wings general manager Ken Holland told NHL.com on Tuesday. "He's had much better training sessions this summer than he had last summer. He feels his leg is stronger and he's done some things to be more prepared physically for the upcoming season."

Eight teams -- Team Canada, Team Czech Republic, Team Europe, Team Finland, Team North America, Team Russia, Team Sweden and Team USA -- will compete in the two-week tournament. All games will be played at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, home of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

All games will be televised by ESPN in the United States, and Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada.

For more information on the World Cup of Hockey 2016, visit www.wch2016.com.#WCH2016

TEAM SWEDEN ROSTER

G Robin Lehner, Buffalo Sabres

G Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers

G Jacob Markstrom, Vancouver Canucks

 

D Mattias Ekholm, Nashville Predators

D Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Arizona Coyotes

D Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning

D Niklas Hjalmarsson, Chicago Blackhawks

D Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators

D Hampus Lindholm, Anaheim Ducks *

D Anton Stralman, Tampa Bay Lightning

 

F Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals

F Loui Eriksson, Vancouver Canucks

F Filip Forsberg, Nashville Predators

F Carl Hagelin, Pittsburgh Penguins

F Patric Hornqvist, Pittsburgh Penguins

F Marcus Kruger, Chicago Blackhawks

F Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche

F Rickard Rakell, Anaheim Ducks

F Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks

F Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks

F Jakob Silfverberg, Anaheim Ducks

F Carl Soderberg, Colorado Avalanche

F Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings

* -- named to roster Wednesday

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