Rangers Prospect Lias Andersson Suspended By IIHF

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The IIHF announced today that Rangers prospect Lias Andersson, and some of his Swedish teammates and coaching staff, will be suspended for the upcoming World Junior Championships.

Andersson went viral during last year’s tournament when he tossed his silver medal over the glass. Though he said afterward that he didn’t regret it, and most Rangers fans said it showed his competitive fire, the IIHF took a slightly different view on the proceedings.

Rangers fans shouldn’t be too worried about this. If Andersson makes the Rangers opening night roster for the 2018-19 season, and sticks around with the big club, his chances of representing Sweden on the World’s stage becomes highly unlikely. And if Andersson doesn’t stick around with the Rangers, the organization can simply keep him in North America and the suspension becomes moot.

For the full list of suspensions by the IIHF, click here.