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Report: Swedish Federation blocks Soderberg from joining Bruins

Swedish Carl Soderberg attacks Russian g

Swedish Carl Soderberg attacks Russian goalie Konstantin Barulin during the Channel One Cup hockey match, an event of the Euro Hockey Tour in Moscow on December 17, 2011. Team Sweden won 4-2. AFP PHOTO/ ALEXANDER NEMENOV (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)


Earlier this week, it appeared all but certain the Boston Bruins would have Swedish forward Carl Soderberg for the playoffs. Unfortunately for the B’s, the Swedish Federation has reportedly refused to release the big 27-year-old that scored 31 times for Linkoping this season.

It appears the Swedish Federation wants Soderberg to represent the country during the upcoming IIHF World Championship, which runs May 3-19 in Stockholm and Helsinki.

The NHL playoffs start April 30.