News from @sportbladet: Tre Kronor didn't include NHL rookie Lucas Raymond on its 55-man long list for Beijing Olympic consideration/anti-doping control. He's now one of Sweden's most productive NHLers, and they've requested an exemption from the IIHF.https://t.co/oyBTDe8zF1
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) November 29, 2021
In the gross squad with NHL players that Johan Garpenlöv has taken out, and where the names are secret, there are 50 outfielders and five goalkeepers.But the hottest Swede in the NHL this fall, Detroit Red Wings Lucas Raymond, is according to Sportbladet’s information not among the 55 names that Johan Garpenlöv has reported.Thus, the risk is imminent that the former Frölunda forward cannot be selected for the Olympics.But now the Swedish Ice Hockey Association has applied to add additional players, something that is confirmed by competition manager Olof Östblom who is also team manager for Tre Kronor . When asked if Tre Kronor can take out additional players to the gross squad, Östblom answers:– Possibly, we have asked the question to the IIHF without a definitive answer.