Bruins Soderberg “Disqualified” From Swedish Olympics

Soderberg_2013Carl Soderberg has been ruled out of 2014 Winter Olympic contention because of his decision to leave Team Sweden for the Boston Bruins, according to a report from Sport-Expressen.

Swedish head coach Par Marts said Soderberg has been “disqualified” after bailing on the national team in April, prior to the 2013 World Hockey Championships (which were being held in Sweden). Soderberg left to play with Boston in the late stages of the regular season and Stanley Cup playoffs, signing a three-year deal.

Soderberg, 27, faced issues upon trying to join the Bruins. His transfer was temporarily blocked by the Swedish Ice Hockey Association — based on his selection for the Worlds — but was eventually green-lit, allowing Soderberg to appear in six regular season and two playoff games for the B’s.

Source: Mike Halford, NBC Sports, Pro Hockey Talk

 

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