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Sweden Puts Nyquist In Franzen’s Spot For Olympics

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DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 31: Gustav Nyquist #14 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his third-period goal with teammates against the Washington Capitals at Joe Louis Arena on January 31, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won in a 4-3 in a shootout. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI – JANUARY 31: Gustav Nyquist #14 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his third-period goal with teammates against the Washington Capitals at Joe Louis Arena on January 31, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won in a 4-3 in a shootout. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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DETROIT (AP) — Sweden’s Olympic hockey team has replaced an injured Detroit Red Wings forward with a healthy one.

Gustav Nyquist was given a spot on the roster on Monday to replace Johan Franzen.

The 24-year-old Nyquist has been a key player lately for the Red Wings and that likely helped him earn a spot for the Sochi Games.

Marcus Johansson of the Washington Capitals and Patrick Hornqvist of the Nashville Predators, both of whom have more points than Nyquist this season, were also potential candidates to play for the Swedes.

Franzen was ruled out to play in Russia because of a concussion. He played in the 2010 Olympics.

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