Report: Lars Eller, Frederick Andersen Decide To Pass On Playing For Denmark In Upcoming Olympic Qualifiers

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Denmark’s national hockey team will compete against Norway, Slovenia and South Korea at the end of the month for a ticket to the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. The qualifiers will take place from August 26-29 in Oslo, Norway.

Denmark will have to do it without Capitals’ center Lars Eller and Hurricanes’ goaltender Frederik Andersen, who have both decided to pass on the Olympic qualifier games. The report states that the door remains open for both players, should they decide to report to the team.

Eller has played for Denmark’s national team on numerous occasions, including U18, U20, World Junior Championship, World Championship and the NHL’s World Cup of Hockey.

31-year-old Frederik Andersen has played in Olympic qualifiers twice before, but has never been allowed to play in the Olympics for Denmark.

Denmark’s qualifying games will be played on the following dates:

26.08.21 15:00 – DEN vs SLO

27.08.21 17:00 – DEN vs KOR

28.08.21 Day off

29.08.21 16:00 – NOR vs DEN

Denmark was successful in the World Cup this spring, where they beat Sweden for the first time.

Players such as Oliver Bjorkstrand, Joachim Blichfeld, Nikolaj Ehlers and Alexander True will participate in the Olympic qualifiers for Denmark, as well as SHL players such as Mikkel Bödker, Philip Larsen, Oliver Lauridsen, Nicklas Jensen, Peter Regin and Patrick Russell.

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 interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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3 Responses to Report: Lars Eller, Frederick Andersen Decide To Pass On Playing For Denmark In Upcoming Olympic Qualifiers

  1. Mark Eiben says:

    Wonder why Lars passed this time? Maybe his injuries were part of the decision…

  2. Robert Hamilton says:

    I’m Hopeful that Frederik Andersen plays for Denmark 🇩🇰 in the Olympics and I also hope he wins a Gold Medal 🪙..
    Best Goaltender in the 🌎 by far..IMO

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