Welcome to the Global Series Buzz, which will provide the latest news, sights, sounds from Stockholm, Sweden, sight of the 2017 SAP NHL Global Series Games between the Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden, on Friday and Saturday. NHL.com Senior Writer Dan Rosen and NHL.com Staff Writer Amalie Benjamin are in Sweden and will be providing updates all week.
Soderberg returns to Denver
Colorado Avalanche forward Carl Soderberg did not travel with the team to Stockholm, instead flying from New York to Denver to be with his wife, Caroline, who is expected to give birth to their second child. She is due Tuesday.
The Avalanche are not ruling Soderberg out for the 2017 SAP NHL Global Series games against the Ottawa Senators at Ericsson Globe on Friday (2 p.m. ET; NHLN, ALT, TSN5, RDS, NHL.TV) and Saturday (1 p.m. ET; NHLN, ALT, TSN5, RDS, NHL.TV). He could return later this week if all goes well with Caroline.
Soderberg is from Malmo, Sweden and is one of four Sweden-born players on the Avalanche. Defenseman Anton Lindholm, from Skelleftea, Sweden, won’t play because of a broken jaw.
Defenseman Samuel Girard, who was acquired in a trade from the Nashville Predators on Sunday, is expected to join the Avalanche in Sweden on Tuesday.
— Dan Rosen