Timothy Liljegren was with and took silver in the Junior world CHAMPIONSHIPS last year.
Toronto Marlies-the hill is seen as one of the key players for this year's tournament, but now threatened his participation of a foot injury.
"I know that the tournament is important to him and he would do anything to be ready for play," says Marlies coach Sheldon Keefe to TSN.
The former Röglebacken Timothy Liljegren, 19, made the SHL debut three seasons ago.
The last two seasons he has spent in Toronto Maple Leafs seasons with the Marlies, in the AHL. The skridskoskicklige hill was a part of the JVM-the team of last year and along with teammate Rasmus Sandin is he the jacks this year.”He is in good hands”
But now threatened his participation in this year's tournament by an ankle injury. Juniorkronorna gather for the weekend and the swede goes a race against the clock.
– We'll take it week by week, he has a sprained foot, and such injuries are difficult to manage, says Toronto Marlies head coach Sheldon Keefe to TSN and continues:
– He is in good hands with our medical teams. He works extremely hard, I know that the tournament is important to him and he would do anything to be ready for play.
Keefe said that both he and the Swedish national team is hopeful regarding Liljegrens participation.
19-year-old has been responsible for two goals and eight points in 19 games for the Marlies in this season.