Magnus Nygren Heads Back To Sweden

Montreal Canadiens prospect Magnus Nygren has been loaned back to Farjestad BK of the Swedish Hockey League. Nygren, 23, posted 8 points (1 goal, 7 assists) and 14 penalty minutes in 16 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs this season.

Here is the official release from the Hamilton Bulldogs,

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have reassigned defenceman Magnus Nygren to Farjestad BK of the Swedish Hockey League.

In 16 games with Hamilton this season, Nygren has recorded eight points (one goal, seven assists) and 14 penalty minutes. The 23-year-old defenceman spent the 2012-2013 season with Farjestad. In 51 regular season games, he recorded 32 points (13 goals, 19 assists) and 49 penalty minutes and received the Salming Trophy as the top defenceman in the Swedish Elite League. He was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the fourth round (113th overall) in the 2011 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Nygren is still under contract with the Montreal Canadiens through the rest of this year and next year. Farjestad BK’s sports director Håkan Loob has made it clear that Nygren is coming back on a loan from Hamilton for the rest of this season.

“We have made ​​it clear with Montreal on a loan for the rest of this season”

Nygren also expressed his emotions on joining back with Farjestad,

“I am extremely pleased and inspired to come home and play again”

“But I ‘ve been playing good hockey with a lot of ice time all season, feel in good shape physically and wait until I get to play again”

The Montreal Canadiens said Nygren has recovered from his recent concussion and is ready to participate in-game action.

Nygren, with Ok of Montreal’s doctor that he is recovered from his concussion.

Marc-Antoine Godin states that he may have been homesick and just overall not happy in Hamilton.

“he left because he was unhappy at Hamilton and he wished to return to his country.”