2:34PM: Fasth will not play in the tournament according to reports out of Sweden. He reportedly has a shoulder injury.
As Mattias Ek notes, “Sad for the NY Rangers. They had three players with the # TreKronor : Carl Hagelin, Oscar Lindberg and Jesper Fasth. Now all injured.”
All three players are on a ten day break from their leagues.
10:25AM: In the Swedish Newspaper Expressen, they break down the roster, player by player, for Sweden’s Karjala Cup team.
One of those players is Rangers prospect Jesper Fasth who has seven goals and seven assists so far in 19 games.
They write that coach Pär Mårts can use Fasth is more ways than he can use other players. They write “ Fasth is a sniper who probably can be really dangerous even at international level” and that the feeling is that Fasth has a high ceiling and “he will go far this year.”
He has two power play goals, is a plus seven and has 15 hits. Fasth averages over 19 minutes per game for HV71.
THIS SECTION has been following Jesper Fast(h) since he was drafted.
Sweden plays the Czech Republic today to start the tournament.