Veteran Forsberg in Sweden’s Olympic squad

Former NHL MVP Peter Forsberg has been included in defending

champion Sweden’s Olympic squad for the Vancouver Games.

The veteran center was selected in the 23-man Olympic squad

announced Sunday by coach Bengt-Ake Gustafsson.

Forsberg has won two Stanley Cups with the Colorado Avalanche

and was the NHL’s MVP in 2003. He now plays for Swedish team Modo

but has dealt with nagging ankle and foot problems for several

years.

Gustafsson says he is not worried about Forsberg’s injuries

ahead of the Olympics.

The Swedish roster also includes Ottawa Senators captain Daniel

Alfredsson and Nicklas Lidstrom, the winner of six Norris trophies

as the NHL’s top defensive player with the Detroit Red Wings.