Sweden added some offensive punch to their world championship roster Friday with the addition of Vancouver Canucks sniper Markus Naslund.

Naslund will join the Swedes for Tuesday's quarter-finals, when all teams are allowed to add five new players to their rosters.

The 28-year-old forward should help the Swedes, who have struggled in their last two round-robin games. On Thursday, Sweden lost 2-1 to Slovakia, their first loss after going undefeated through the preliminary stage.

"I want to win a major international championship badly and to do it at home in Sweden would be fantastic," said Naslund, who finished second in the regular-season scoring race with 90 points.

Sweden also added defenceman Kim Johnsson of the Philadelphia Flyers, left-winger P.J. Axelsson of the Boston Bruins and Michael Nylander of the Chicago Blackhawks.