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Jonatan Berggren Won’t Play In The World Championship

from Bob Duff of Detroit Hockey Now,

Last year, Detroit Red Wings prospect Jonatan Berggren was feeling the devastation when he was among the last cuts from Sweden’s roster for the IIHF World Championship tournament.

This year, the cut was even unkinder. Sweden is making the decision of dropping Berggren from the country’s roster after his testing positive for COVID-19.

“Jonatan Berggren has tested positive for COVID-19 and must be quarantined for five days,” Swedish coach and former Red Wings forward Johan Garpenlov told Aftonbladet.se. “After that, he must show two negative tests to get to the World Cup.”

Garpenlov simply felt the downtime Berggren was facing would be too much to overcome in order for him to be able to contribute to the Swedish cause.

continued, includes Berggren's reaction...

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I feel bad for this kid.  Just wants to play in more important games and can’t for various reasons.

Posted by ThatGuy on 05/11/22 at 09:43 AM ET


No AHL playoffs, no call-up to Detroit (admits he was bummed),
now this. Of course he overcame a couple major injuries to be healthy and productive in Sweden and then Grand Rapids. So, not the easiest road.
Hope it works out for him in Detroit this Fall with no more disruptions.

Posted by lefty.30 on 05/11/22 at 11:50 AM ET

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SY’s plans for the kid (meaningful games down the stretch with significant minutes leading to the playoffs) went largely unfulfilled. I do wonder if SY’s worst case scenario was Berggren would still make Team Sweden if the AHL playoffs didn’t happen…

because it becomes a really tough way to go into a summer (no call up, no playoffs, no team Sweden)...come training camp we’ll see how it affected him.

Posted by d ca on 05/12/22 at 12:41 AM ET

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