Sweden adds Naslund to world roster
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.