Earlier today news broke out that Swedish centermen Henrik Sedin will miss the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia. Henrik reported that during a game against Calgary he suffered an upper body injury. A few days ago Henrik found out that the upper body injury was a few broken ribs. Only six days away from the opening game against the Czech’s Sweden must find a replacement for Henrik Sedin.
Just like Canada, Sweden has found themselves spoiled with riches as well. Sweden has a strong defensive corp in the mix of goal scorers. Sweden will most likely look for a 2-way player to fill Sedin’s spot. Atop the list you have two defensemen Victor Hedmen, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Jonas Brodin, Minnesota Wild. The Swedes could also take interest into Mikael Backlund with 14 goals and 13 assists, 27 points, Mikael could find himself in Sochi next week.
But what’s the likely hood of MoJo making the cut? Marcus Johansson, centermen for the Washington Capitals currently playing at left wing, could be a clear possibility for the Swedes. Marcus has recorded seven goals and 27 assists for a total of 34 points. He also rarely takes penalties. In 54 games played this season Johansson has only sat in the box for a whopping four penalty minuets. Marcus also has chemistry with Nicklas Backstrom. Line mates most of the time, Nicklas and Marcus have played side by side with each other for a few years now and have created a certain chemistry that Sweden could be looking for.