Canadiens prospect Nygren returns to Sweden to heal concussion

Hamilton Bulldogs defenceman Magnus Nygren will return to Sweden to recover from a concussion, Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said Friday.

Nygren was injured on Nov. 29 in a game against the Lake Erie Monsters

Hamilton Bulldogs defenceman Magnus Nygren will return to Sweden to recover from a concussion, Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said Friday.

“We made the decision to give him the opportunity to return to his native Sweden to recover from his injury," Bergevin said in a press release. "Our medical personnel believe that the best option for his recovery is to get away from the game and rest at home in Sweden surrounded by his family and friends."

Nygren was injured on Nov. 29 in a game against the Lake Erie Monsters.

It's the latest in a string of setbacks experienced by the 24-year-old from Karlstad, Sweden. Nygren had asked the team in December if he could return to Sweden over the holidays and the team said no. Instead, his brother Martin came to visit and waswas reportedly robbed in Burlington on New Years Eve.

Last September, a Swedish hockey blog said Nygren called Hamilton the "most criminal city" in Canada. When asked about the comments, Nygren denied making them. In 2013, Nygren left the Bulldogs after 16 games and was reassigned by the Canadiens to a team in Sweden. He returned to Hamilton to start the 2014 season.

Nygren has four goals and six assists in 15 games for the Hamilton Bulldogs this season.

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