Nyquist replaces Franzen on Sweden's Olympic roster

Published On: Feb 03 2014 03:06:48 PM EST

AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist celebrates one of his three goals with teammate Henrik Zetterberg during a game on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 against the Wasington Capitals in Washington.


A day after scoring his first NHL hat trick, Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist has been selected to replace injured teammate Johan Franzen on Sweden's Sochi roster.

Franzen pulled himself out of the Olympics last week due to lingering concussion issues. It was immediatley rumoured that Nyquist would be his replacement. The three goals on Sunday against the Washington Capitals probably made the decision much easier for Team Sweden.

Nyquist joins fellow Swedish teammates Henrik Zetterberg, Niklas Kronwall, Daniel Alfredsson, Jonathan Ericsson and Jonas Gustavsson.

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In 30 games with the Red Wings this season, 24-year-old Nyquist has 13 goals and 9 assists. He has 2 game-winning goals.


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