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Swedish Report: Enstrom turns down chance to play for Sweden at Olympics

Enstrom at practice

We first learned about the news via twitter:

Toby Enstrom has said no to represent Sweden at the 2014 Olympics, Team Sweden coach Pär Mårts tells Expressen. #NHLJets

— Linus Hugosson (@linushugosson) October 30, 2013

A report from Swedish paper Aftonbladet confirms the above:

Aftonbladet - NHL star snobs Olympic Games with Three Crowns.  According to the article, Enstrom wanted to maintain his focus on the Winnipeg Jets.  (Be aware the paper is in Swedish.  Even using google translate it is rough).

What do you think of Enstrom committing himself to the Jets and passing on the opportunity to play for Sweden in Sochi?

Update:  Enstrom spoke today following practice about his decision.  Listen here:

Tobias Enstrom - On decision not to play.  What were his reasons?  Do his past injuries play into this?  Tough decision to make.  Did he take some time to make the call?  Did the travel play into it?  Was it harder considering Sweden is considered a Gold Medal favourite?    

Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.

Posted by on October 30, 2013.

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