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Nils Lundkvist Will Miss Remainder of IIHF World Championship

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Switzerland v Sweden: Group A - 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Photo by EyesWideOpen/Getty Images

Nils Lundkvist is done at the 2021 IIHF World Championship after suffering an injury.

Per Twitter’s translate Tweet feature:

Update on Tre Kronor’s World Cup squad: An injury stops Nils Lundkvist from further play in the tournament.

Tre Kronor’s team doctor Jonas Kalman comments: ‘After investigations today, it is unfortunately clear that Nils Lundkvist’s injury makes more games impossible during the World Cup. He will return home to Sweden for more examinations to be able to ensure the correct treatment of the injury.’

Here’s a clip of the play in which Lundkvist favored his right leg, although I’ll note that Team Sweden’s update doesn’t specify what the injury is.

He left the game after this play.

Lundkvist tallied a goal and four assists for five points in the three games he played for Sweden. President and General Manager Chris Drury is high on Lundkvist as a player, and back in March per Vince Mercogliano of USA Today, the plan was for the organization to sign him as soon as possible.

This season was a very strong one for Lundkvist, as he took home the SHL’s Salming Trophy for best Swedish-born defenseman.

All we know right now is that Lundkvist is done playing in the tournament, and he is returning to Sweden for further evaluation. Here’s to hoping that after further evaluation that Lundkvist’s injury isn’t a serious one.