Tre Kronor will play the Karjala Tournament and Channel One Cup during the autumn.

In the spring of 2022, the Olympics await in Beijing and then everything ends with the World Cup in Finland.

A lot of matching for Johan Garpenlöv's team.

- We will have a team of European players until the World Cup and then we have an Olympic tournament with NHL players as it looks right now.

Before the Olympics, we have two tournaments and we must try to use them as best we can as it may be that the NHL pulls out.

Then we must have a team with European players, says Garpenlöv.

Three players already selected

The NHL has allowed players to participate in the Winter Olympics, unlike the 2018 Olympics. But there is a clause that allows them to prevent players in case the situation with covid-19 would worsen.

If matches in the NHL need to be postponed due to covid-related reasons, the league may choose to stop the players from the Olympics.

- Hopefully for the sake of hockey, ours and the Swedish people, we get an Olympics with the best players in, says Garpenlöv.

Mika Zibanejad, Victor Hedman and Gabriel Landeskog have already been selected in Sweden's Olympic squad.

All participating countries in the ice hockey tournament have been asked to select three players for the tournament.

But who they will be otherwise remains to be seen.

On October 15, Sweden will send in a longer list of names.

- We had a meeting in August where we got 28 players and had a meeting regarding the Olympics.

Good meeting with good signals from the players.

They want to try to win an Olympic gold.

The men's ice hockey in the Olympics will be played between 9-20 February 2020.

SEE MORE: Mika Zibanejad on NHL players in the Olympics (August 11, 2021)

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Mika Zibanejad about NHL players in the Olympics Photo: SVT / Bildbyrån

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