Olympic badminton player from Sweden a Sedin triplet?

Hockey fans have noted that an Olympic badminton player for Sweden bears a striking resemblance to Vancouver Canucks players and twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin.

Online jokes ensue about possible '3rd Sedin' at London Olympics

A composite photo shows Swedish badminton champ Henri Hurskainen, left, next to Vancouver Canucks players and twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin. Hurskainen's strong resemblance to the Sedins has led to jokes he must be a long-lost brother separated at birth. (Bazukki Muhammad, Danny Moloshock/Reuters)

An Olympic badminton player on the Swedish team in London is making an impression on hockey bloggers and Vancouver Canucks fans, but not for his racket skills.

Observers have remarked that 25-year-old Henri Hurskainen, the red-haired and goateed champion shuttler from Sweden, bears a striking resemblance to the NHL's famous ginger twins, Daniel and Henrik Sedin.

Twitter users were game to carry on the joke, claiming the Sedins must actually be triplets, or that Hurskainen must at the very least be a long-lost brother, a "third Sedin." Others insisted that Hurskainen be given a pair of skates.

The Sedin brothers, who are 31 years old, are also natives of Sweden.