Sweden’s hockey team arrived Monday in Stockholm to celebrate its Olympic gold medal, with many of its stars unlikely to return to their NHL teams in time for Tuesday’s games.
Peter Forsberg, Mats Sundin and Sweden’s other NHL players were originally scheduled to fly directly from Turin to the United States. But no one wanted to miss the celebrations in the Swedish capital.
“It’s a lot of fun to come home to Sweden,” Forsberg said at Stockholm’s Arlanda airport following a 3-2 win over Finland. “It might be a pretty long night.”
Forsberg said he would return to Philadelphia on Tuesday and hoped to play for the Flyers against the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday.
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