Reports of Capitals Forward Prospect Axel Jonsson-Fjallby Returning to Sweden are False

An article in the Swedish hockey news outlet hockeysverige.se (here) is reporting that Capitals forward Prospect Axel Jonsson-Fjallby may be returning to Sweden to play for his former team, Djurgarden in the Swedish Hockey League.

According to the report: Jonsson Fjällby has a clause in his contract that allows a return to Europe.

NoVa Caps reached out to the Bears this morning and it appears these reports are false, or at least, premature. According to a Bears spokesperson, “Axel is here for our team picture and practice today at Giant Center. At this time, there are no plans for Axel to return to Sweden.”

After last year’s successful season in Djurgården and games in JVM, Axel Jonsson Fjällby has spent the start of this year’s season in North America.

“The ball is in Axel’s court,” said sports director Joakim Eriksson about Jonsson Fjällby’s status in a video clip on  Djurgården’s website earlier today.

According to information for hockeysverige.se , the forward will now be ready for a return to the club.

Jonsson Fjällby has played two games for the Hershey Bears in AHL this season.

NoVa Caps reported back in August (here) that Jonsson-Fjallby was going to consider his options following Capitals training camp, and a return to Djurgarden was not out of the question.

The Bears depart for Grand Rapids, Michigan on Wednesday, and will face the Griffins Friday night.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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