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
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.