With Henrik Lundqvist in goal, Sweden never seems to be short-handed.
Zuccarello, who has 15 goals and 43 points in 58 games this season for the Blueshirts, suffered a non-displaced fracture in his hand while playing for Norway in the preliminary round, the Rangers announced.
Major injuries and the larger European ice surface have added a further element of unpredictability to the already difficult task of forecasting the gold, silver and bronze medal winners in the men’s Olympic ice hockey tournament.
The hockey competition was stellar in Vancouver in 2010, and it should be the same this time around. It’s the depth of talent that makes this tournament so watchable.
In addition to the players they have on Teams USA and Canada, the Tri-State Area NHL locals will be sending 10 additional players to the Games, representing Austria, Czech Republic, Norway, Slovakia and Switzerland.
Team USA captured the Gold Medal at the World Junior Champions in Ufa, Russia by defeating defending champions Sweden 3-1.