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Sweden picks experienced but battered squad

December 27, 2009 |  8:34 am

Defending Olympic hockey champion Sweden announced its roster today for the Vancouver Olympics, selecting 13 players from the team that won gold in Turin, Italy, in 2006.

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom is in line for his fourth Olympic appearance, as is Ottawa Senators forward Daniel Alfredsson.

But Alfredsson recently hurt his shoulder, one of many injuries that could undermine Sweden's hopes for a repeat.

-- Helene Elliott