William Eklund missed one game with Djurgården after taking a "blow to the head" last week against Luleå. Eklund returned to practice for light training midweek and played in Saturday's 3-2 win against Linköping.
The San Jose Sharks sent their 2021 1st Round, 7th Overall draft pick back to Sweden to play in the SHL back in November. Doug Wilson and company insisted that the roster move was best for Eklund's development. Playing in San Jose with the Barracuda was also not an option, speculation leading towards Eklund's physique not being quite ready for the NHL and playing in the AHL was not worth the risk of injury.