Detroit forward Johan Franzen, back in action after missing four months with a knee injury, will replace Red Wings teammate Tomas Holmstrom on Sweden's Olympic roster, the Detroit Free Press reported on Sunday.
Holmstrom left the Red Wings' game against Ottawa on Saturday night because of a left knee injury. He has battled foot and knee injuries for much of the season.
Franzen was left off Sweden's original provisional roster because it was believed he would not recover from his knee injury in time to play. He has played in Detroit's last three games, scoring two goals.
"It would be great for me to play in the Olympics and play against the best players," Franzen said Friday, according to the Free Press. "Get the tempo up even more than it is here. It would be really good for me."
Final rosters for the Olympic men's ice hockey tournament are due Monday.
Red Wings GM Ken Holland supports Franzen joining Sweden for the Winter Games, according to the Free Press.
"For him to go to the Olympics as a replacement player," Holland said, according to the Free Press. "I think it would be good for him and good for us."
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.