Despite battling illnesses, Simon Edvinsson's stock rising in Grand Rapids
Detroit Red Wings first-round pick searching for AHL consistency as a teenager
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Simon Edvinsson’s first North American season has, unfortunately, been all about recovery.
Early in the season, he got COVID-19, soon after that he dealt with a bad case of food poisoning, which lasted for nearly a week.
“The doctor told me that with corona you can get stomach issues and food poisoning can be even worse after that,” Edvinsson said. “It can be some pretty bad stomach issues, pretty bad.”
He pushed it to come back, he says, and that had mixed results.
“The first game against Manitoba (on Nov. 25) I had energy, it was good, the second game (the next night) it was completely gone,” Edvinsson said last week. “It brings you down, going through that.”
While his dealing with health hiccups has been an issue, Edvinsson’s stock, however, continues to be on the rise for the Detroit Red Wings.
The No. 16 pick in the 2021, NHL Draft, he’s committed to growing his game as North American professional this season. He had an invite to represent Team Sweden at the World Junior Championships this December, but declined it to focus on playing in Grand Rapids and in the AHL.
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