Roughly translated: Simon Edvinsson’s sitting out today’s 4 Nations Cup game

According to’s Henrik Sjoberg, Red Wings prospect Simon Edvinsson won’t be playing in today’s game 4 Nations Cup game for Sweden because coach Tomas Monten believes that 3 games in 3 days would be too difficult for the Frolunda HC defenseman to deal with as he’s just returning from an illness.

What follows is roughly translated from Swedish:

Frolunda defenseman won’t play against Russia

Angelholm, Sweden. Simon Edvinsson has been Sweden’s team captain in Angelholm and the Frolunda defenseman is moving toward a key role on the World Junior Championship team.

But he won’t play against Russia today.

“Three games in three days would be too tough, “says Tomas Monten to

The Junior Crowns defeated the Czech Republic on Friday (5-0) but lost against Finland (3-0) yesterday [at the 4 Nations Cup].

Today, the 4 Nations tournament in Angelholm comes to an end when the Swedes face Russia at the Catena Arena.

Frolunda defenseman Simon Edvinsson looks to be an important piece of the puzzle in the Swedish World Junior Championship team, and during this past weekend, he has gained confidence as one of the team captains in what has been his first experience with the Junior Crowns.

But against the Russians, the team will have to do without him today–Edvinsson has finished playing in Angelholm.

“When Simon was sick last week and couldn’t train or play, the plan was that he would only play in two games. Three games in three days immediately after a week without skating on the ice would be too tough,” says national team coach Tomas Monten to

The 18-year-old has impressed this weekend in front of several representatives of the Detroit Red Wings–who drafted him as the sixth overall pick earlier this year.

During this fall, he’s posted 9 points (1 goal + 8 assists) in 16 games for Frolunda HC.

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