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Patrik Berglund added to Team Sweden

Blues forward replaces Ducks forward Rickard Rakell on World Cup roster

by NHLPA and NHL / NHL.com

TORONTO/NEW YORK -- St. Louis Blues forward Patrik Berglund replaced Anaheim Ducks forward Rickard Rakell with Team Sweden for the World Cup of Hockey 2016, the Swedish Ice Hockey Association announced Monday.

Rakell, 23, had an assist in 13:47 of ice time in Team Sweden's pretournament game Sept. 8 against Team Finland, but did not play against Team Finland on Saturday. He is undergoing tests in a hospital in Sweden for a stomach virus, according to the Ducks and did not travel with Team Sweden for its final pretournament game Wednesday against Team Europe at Verizon Center in Washington (7 p.m. ET; ESPN3, SN360, TVA Sports 2).

"He didn't feel any better [Sunday] so he went back to the hospital," Team Sweden coach Rikard Gronborg said Sunday. "So far we haven't found anything."

Rakell had 20 goals and 23 assists in 72 regular-season games and a goal and an assist in seven Stanley Cup Playoff games for the Ducks last season.

Berglund had 10 goals and 15 points in 42 regular-season games and four goals and nine points in 20 playoff games to help the Blues advance to the Western Conference Final last season. The 28-year-old has 128 goals and 134 assists in 555 regular-season games, all with St. Louis.

The World Cup begins at Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Saturday. Team Sweden plays its World Cup opener Sunday against Team Russia (3 p.m. ET; ESPN, SN, TVA Sports).

TEAM SWEDEN ROSTER
G Jhonas Enroth, Toronto Maple Leafs 
G Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers
G Jacob Markstrom, Vancouver Canucks

D Mattias Ekholm, Nashville Predators 
D Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Arizona Coyotes
D Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning
D Niklas Hjalmarsson, Chicago Blackhawks
D Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators
D Hampus Lindholm, Anaheim Ducks
D Anton Stralman, Tampa Bay Lightning 

F Mikael Backlund, Calgary Flames
F Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals
F Patrik Berglund, St. Louis Blues *
F Loui Eriksson, Vancouver Canucks
F Filip Forsberg, Nashville Predators
F Carl Hagelin, Pittsburgh Penguins 
F Patric Hornqvist, Pittsburgh Penguins 
F Marcus Kruger, Chicago Blackhawks 
F Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche
F Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks
F Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks
F Jakob Silfverberg, Anaheim Ducks 
F Carl Soderberg, Colorado Avalanche

* named to roster Monday

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