THN’s Ferrari wonders whether Simon Edvinsson will play in the 2023 WJC

The Hockey News’s Tony Ferrari examined which World Junior Championship-participating players from the 2022 tournament in Edmonton and Red Deer can return for the 2023 tournament, in both Group A and Group B, and he notes that the Swedes’ defense has a big, Simon Edvinsson-sized question mark:

Sweden returns the fewest members of this year’s squad with just six players eligible to return. The wildcard will be defenseman Simon Edvinsson. The Red Wings prospect has been great in the SHL this year and was arguably the tournament’s best defenseman through two games at this year’s World Juniors. Could he be in Detroit next year at this time, preventing him from participating in the annual holiday U20 event? That’s certainly a possibility with the way the young Swede has tracked thus far.

Continued; Edvinsson may be in Detroit at this time next season, or he may be in Grand Rapids. In the latter case, the Wings would lend him to Team Sweden.

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