Frolunda writer Jacob Nilsson reports that injured 2021 Detroit Red Wings first-round pick Simon Edvinsson will be ready for Friday’s Game 1 of the SHL playoff semifinals.
His report says coach Roger Ronnberg has “high hopes” defenseman Edvinsson will be ready to play for Frolunda. Their opponent hasn’t yet been determined. Another Red Wings’ prospect Theodor Niederbach is listed as “ill”. He’s also expected to play. The specific Edvinsson injury hasn’t been disclosed, but it is said to be “minor.”
Left wing Elmer Soderblom (2 goals, 2 assist in four games) also plays for Frolunda. He is considered one of the Red Wings’ top three prospect forwards.
Another Detroit prospect, defenseman Albert Johansson, will also be in the semifinals with his Farjestads BK Karlstad team. Johansson scored a goal in Game 5 of his team’s recent series.
William Wallinder, a Red Wings prospect defenseman, can also reach the semifinals if his Rogle squad wins a Game 7 tonight.
Update on Simon Edvinsson:
– Minor injury, doing rehab. Expectations are high that he’ll be ready for Game 1 of the semi-finals on friday.
— IcehockeyGifs (@IcehockeyG) April 11, 2022
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