Henrik Lundqvist

Henrik Lundqvist to play for Sweden at the World Championships

4/20 | Lundqvist said that he sees the opportunity to play for Sweden as something that is “fun” and doesn’t really tie into how this season went. (Expressen)

Lundqvist will train this week in New York before joining his teammates in Sweden on 4/29. (Expressen)

4/19 | Henrik Lundqvist will reportedly play for Sweden at the World Championships according to reports out of Sweden. (SVT)


Lundqvist helped Sweden win Gold at the World Championships in 2017.

Sweden is looking to win Gold for the third straight season though Mika Zibanejad will reportedly not play due to injury.

The World Championships are May 10th to May 26th in Slovakia and Chris Kreider and Brady Skjei will play for Team USA, Alexander Georgiev will play for Russia and Filip Chytil may play for the Czech Republic.

Adam Rotter: It’s good that Henrik is playing and that he can hopefully end his hockey season on a good note after a couple of rough months with the Rangers. I still believe Henrik can be a #1 for the Rangers and lead them into the playoffs but he has to adjust to what the new normal is going to be. Alexander Georgiev is going to get more starts next year than he did this year and Lundqvist needs to adjust, like he has in the past, to finding ways to stay sharp between starts. This last stretch of the season took a big toll on Hank and hopefully he and his Swedish mates can medal and allow him to end his 2018-19 season with some good thoughts.