The worst-case scenario for any NHL team is to have one of its players injured during the Olympics, such as the Panthers learning center Aleksander Barkov may miss the rest of the NHL season after hurting his knee playing for Finland, or the Red Wings having Henrik Zetterberg sent back to Detroit after being hurt playing for Sweden in the preliminary round.

So it was probably a tense few minutes for the Rangers after defenseman Erik Karlsson, chasing after Loui Eriksson during Sweden’s Monday practice in Sochi, crashed into Henrik Lundqvist. The goalie appeared shaken up and skated over to the bench after the collision and watched the rest of practice from there. Lundqvist, always generous with his time to the media, declined to speak to reporters after practice but a team doctor for Sweden reported Lundqvist was OK.

The same thing when Carl Hagelin left Sweden’s 5-3 win over Latvia. Hagelin said after the game he would be able to keep playing in the Olympics.