Found December 05, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
PLAYERS: Oscar Klefbom
TEAMS: Edmonton Oilers
Edmonton Oilers’ Swedish prospect Oscar Klefbom has had a less than ideal season so far. In September Klefbom suffered a cut to his thigh and subsequently a leg infection. Most recently, Klefbom suffered a concussion. Recently however, November 24th, Klefbom was able to return to his Swedish Elite Team (SEL) Färjestad BK. Should Klefbom remain healthy for the next month, we will be able to see Klefbom represent his country at the World Juniors tournament in Calgary. Continue reading "Klefbom Named to 2012 IIHF U20 Team Sweden"

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