Sweden has made a roster change for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey due to injury as defenceman Niklas Kronwall has been replaced by Hampus Lindholm.

Lindholm appeared in 80 games last season for the Anaheim Ducks, scoring 10 goals and adding 18 assists.  It was his third season with the franchise after they made him the sixth overall pick in the first round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Kronwall played 64 games last season for the Detroit Red Wings posting three goals and 23 assists.  The veteran defenceman was the 29th overall pick in the 200 NHL Entry Draft by the Red Wings.

The 35-year-old defenceman had knee surgery on January 19th and was out of action in until February 23rd.

"I talked to Kronwall the other day and he feels a lot better," Red Wings GM Ken Holland told NHL.com. "He feels his leg is stronger and he's done some things to be more prepared physically for the upcoming season."