Lindberg lands in Germany on Saturday morning.
Sweden's coach said that Lindberg had a good season with the Rangers, is a trusted player and someone who can play in a lot of different situations. (HockeySverige)
Both Lundqvist and Lindberg are expected to practice with Sweden on Saturday. (HockeySverige)
Lindberg last played in the World Championships in 2013, playing 10 games and scoring 1 goal and 1 assist.
2:29PM: Lundqvist said today (Facebook):
- "It feels great, I am excited. My season ended in New York a few days ago, spent a couple of days thinking about if I had the energy to come and play and I felt like I did. It's always great to be part of the Swedish National team. Traveled last night, got here this morning, feels good to be here."
- "I think it was a couple of things, when I look at why I wanted to come. The first is that I love playing for Team Sweden, it's an honor. Right now we are not going to the Olympics so I don't know how many times I will get this opportunity to play for my country. Obviously, Joel, my brother, is the captain and I haven't played with him in 12 years and that was definitely a factor. There were a few things that made me want to come here and play."
- "Our goal should be to win, no question, but you see the results in the tournament and lots of upsets and it's a good thing that there are so many countries that can get good results, it means that the hockey world is growing. It won't be easy to win it but we definitely have the team to do it. We have the pieces and I look forward to start playing tomorrow and trying to help the team."
- "Knowing that, I am 35, I am planning on playing a few more years but, again, my last 9-10 years I've been playing at this time or I've been hurt and you don't know if you get the opportunity again and that is why I wanted to come and try and help the team."