The Athletic’s Bultman discusses Wings’ prospects play at the WJSS

The Athletic’s Max Bultman is busy this morning, having posted an article describing the Red Wings prospects play at the World Junior Summer Showcase in Plymouth, MI. Bultman begins by talking about Jonatan Berggren’s play for Sweden:

One of the standouts of the Red Wings’ development camp in Detroit last month, Jonatan Berggren is finally back in live game action after sitting out the second half of last year with a back injury. Sweden had planned, even before the tournament began, to sit Berggren in one of the early games in order to ease him back in. That decision was made even easier when he got tangled up with an opposing Team USA player at the end of his debut game.

He was ultimately fine, and he got into his second game Wednesday, but early on it has seemed like he might still be shaking off some rust. Saturday, Sweden coach Tomas Monten said Berggren had been “looking good (in practices). He’s strong on the puck, he creates plays. We would like him to shoot more, to be like a finisher, but today I don’t think he managed to make plays and play at the same speed that the U.S. did. But it was a good game for him (to have played) going forward.”

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