With Henrik Zetterberg out for the rest of the tournament and beyond, Sweden was forced to make adjustments ahead of its contest against Switzerland today.
As a result, 25-year-old Patrik Berglund has taken Zetterberg’s place on the Swede’s top line with Gabriel Landeskog and Alexander Steen, according to CBC’s Elliotte Friedman. Berglund scored a goal and logged 12:14 minutes worth of ice time in Sweden’s 4-2 win over the Czech Republic in the nation’s Olympic opener.
Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson will also enter the lineup and play alongside Detroit Red Wings teammates Daniel Alfredsson and Gustav Nyquist. That line emphasizes the challenges Sweden has been forced to endure as both Nyquist and Johansson weren’t on the team’s original roster, but were added later as injury replacements.
As for Zetterberg’s role as captain, that will be filled by defenseman Niklas Kronwall.
After today’s contest, Sweden will wrap up its preliminary round schedule with a game against Latvia on Saturday.
Aaron Ward, a 16-year NHL veteran that appeared in over 800 career games, has been arrested for assault on a female, per WNCN.
Ward was arrested on Friday in Cary, North Carolina and also charged with interfering with emergency communication, according to the report.
Currently working as an analyst for TSN, Ward spent five years of his career in Carolina, helping the ‘Canes capture the Stanley Cup in 2006.
Update: Per WRAL, Ward’s wife called 9-1-1 after the two had a confrontation around 1 p.m. ET. Police confirmed Ward was arrested at his home in Cary.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Defenseman Logan Pyett of the Philadelphia Flyers’ AHL affiliate has been diagnosed with a form of cancer and will be out indefinitely.
The team said Friday the 27-year-old Canadian has a sarcoma in his upper leg. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall says the club offers “heartfelt thoughts and prayers.”
Pyett signed a one-year contract with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms after being at the Flyers’ training camp. He was selected by Detroit in the seventh round of the 2006 NHL entry draft. He signed as a free agent with the New York Rangers in 2012 and spent two seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League.