Via Bultman: Theodor Niederbach to center Lucas Raymond’s line on Frolunda

Via The Athletic’s Max Bultman on Twitter, Rakapuckar’s Henrik Leman reports that Theodor Niederbach will be playing center on Lucas Raymond’s line (between Raymond and Simon Hjalmarsson) after former Red Wings prospect Jan Mursak had to bow out of Saturday’s game vs. Djurgarden due to a positive coronavirus test.

This is an interesting development given that Frolunda has been bringing the 18-year-old Niederbach along slowly on the men’s team as he dominated in Junior-20 league action, but now that the J20 league is suspended due to coronavirus concerns, Niederbach is getting his first big chance to succeed at the SHL level.

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2 thoughts on “Via Bultman: Theodor Niederbach to center Lucas Raymond’s line on Frolunda”

  1. 18 year olds getting great opportunities, a good thing at this point with Covid issues. Not sure how these opportunities (SHL Level) compare with the Griffins level of hockey. Style of play is I think different?

    18 years old and some younger, amazing!!

    1. The level of play in the SHL is more or less equivalent to the AHL. People now consider the SHL to be the best league in the world not named the NHL or AHL.

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