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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Henrik Lundqvist Invited to Team Sweden Olympic Camp


The Rangers will add three more players to Olympic camp rosters, as Sweden announced it has invited goaltender Henrik Lundqvist and forwards Carl Hagelin and Oscar Lindberg to compete for spots in the upcoming tournament.

Lundqvist is one of 12 of the 35 players invited to camp who played in the 2010 games. He led Sweden to a Gold Medal at the 2006 games in Turin, Italy.

In nine games for Sweden at the Olympics, Lundqvist is 7-2 with a .927 save percentage and a 2.00 goals against average.

The Are, Sweden-native has also appeared in two World Junior Championship tournaments, going 6-6-2 in 14 games with a 2.00 goals against average. In three World Championship appearances — including back-to-back Silver Medals in 2003 and 2004 — Lundqvist is 11-5-1 with a .901 save percentage and a 2.22 GAA.

The camp will be held August 12 through 14 in Stockholm.

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