Henrik Sedin, a center for the Vancouver Canucks, bruised his ribs on January 17 when he was cross-checked by Martin Hanzal of the Phoenix Coyotes. The loss is huge for Sweden because of the outstanding chemistry he has on the ice with his twin brother Daniel.
This season Henrik has nine goals and 31 assists for 40 points in 52 games.
On Friday it was announced that Washington Capitals' left winger Marcus Johansson would replace Henrik Sedin. This year Johansson has seven goals and 29 assists for 36 points.
Sweden is not the only hockey country that has had to make a change to their lineup because of injury. Team Canada needed to replace Steven Stamkos with Martin St. Louis, the Czech Republic replaced Vladimir Sobotka with Martin Erat and Slovakia replaced Marian Gaborik with Branko Radivojevic.