Red Wing defenseman/Mack truck Niklas Kronwall drove himself over to Stockholm Sweden for the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships. Just because Nick is done Kronwalling in the red and white, didn’t mean he was done until next season. Playing for his native Sweden, Kronwall flattened Latvia’s Kaspars Saulietis during a game Tuesday.
Fellow Wings Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen also played for Sweden, who was eliminated yesterday after a loss to the Czech Republic. The semifinals will be played Saturday: Russia vs. Finland, Czech Republic vs. Slovakia. And because Sweden was sent home, the Slovaks will avoid getting Kronwalled.