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Former Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg was among those playing in a charity game in Sweden honoring Borje Salming.

Former Detroit Red Wings stars Nicklas Lidstrom and Henrik Zetterberg were among the Swedish hockey legends taking part in the recent Game for Börje. Held at the home rink of SHL club Brynäs, Salming’s old team, the objective of the charity event was to draw attention to and raise money for the Börje Salming ALS Foundation.

“Börje was incredibly caring and a warm person, a superhero for me,” Lidstrom said on the Brynäs web page. “It is a great sadness that he has now passed away.”

Salming died of ALS on November 24, 2022 at the age of 71. Lidstrom serves on the board of directors of the Salming Foundation.

The charity game featured a lineup of Swedish starts facing off against ex-Toronto Maple Leafs. Salming played all but one of his 16 NHL seasons for Toronto. His finished his NHL career with the Red Wings in 1989-90.

Among those suiting up for the Swedish legends were Peter Forsberg, Markus Naslund, Mats Naslund and former Red Wings forward Mikael Samuelsson. The Toronto lineup included Mats Sundin and Mikael Renberg.

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