Wilkes-Barre Watch: Sundqvist grinds out role to fit in NHL


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Oskar Sundqvist is putting together an All-Star caliber season. — KDP PHOTOGRAPHY

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — When the rosters for next week’s AHL All-Star Classic were released on Jan. 5, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins center Oskar Sundqvist was notably absent.

“Sunny,” as he is affectionately known around the locker room, was just coming off his best stretch of the season — recording seven goals and 14 points in eight games (including four against Hershey on Dec. 10, which tied the club’s single-game record). Thus, the Boden, Sweden, native seemed like a sure pick for the game in Allentown.

But if you think the apparent snub upset him in any way, you are mistaken.

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