Nylander was held out of Wednesday’s 5-0 win over Denmark and will miss Sweden’s preliminary round finale on New Year’s Eve against Team Canada.
Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reports that the Swedish team doctor added that, “Everything is still positive and he is feeling really good.”
It makes sense with Sweden atop Group A, that they would play it safe if he’s well. It will be a major boon to the team to get Nylander back for the next stage.
Nylander was injured in the first period of the tournament’s opening game after taking a hit to the head from Switzerland’s Chris Egli.
Egli was suspended three games for the hit.
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