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Blackhawks European prospect report: Victor Ejdsell advances to Round of 16 in Champions League

The Swedish forward scored a goal in Färjestad BK’s group play finale.

EHC Red Bull Muenchen v Faerjestad Karlstad Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images

Andrei Altybarmakyan, LW (KHL, HK Sochi)

Weekly stats: DNP

Season stats: 15 GP, 2G, 4A, 15.4 SOG%, -1, 9 hits, 3 BLS, 21 PIM, 11:33 ATOI

Altybarmakyan did not play in HK Sochi’s two games last week.

Victor Ejdsell, C (SHL, Färjestad BK)

Weekly stats: 2 GP, 4 SOG, +2, 4 hits

Season stats: 12 GP, 2G, 5A, 2 PIM, 8 hits, 3 BLS, 16:50 ATOI

Ejdsell was quiet in two SHL games last week, but he scored the opening goal in Färjestad BK’s 3-1 win over Munchen in Champions League. His team finished second in Group G.

Färjestad will play Frölunda HC in the Round of 16. The Blackhawks hold his rights after giving him a qualifying offer after he returned to Sweden on a two-year deal.

Mathias From, W (HockeyAllsvenskan, Modo)

Weekly stats: 2 GP, 1A

Season stats: 11 GP, 3G, 5A

From is another player that’s not in the Blackhawks’ long-term plans with his draft rights set to expire after this season. The Danish winger, who plays on the second line, picked up a secondary assist in Modo’s 5-0 win over AIK this week.

Jakub Galvas, D (Liiga, Jukurit)

Weekly stats: 2 GP, 1A, 3 SOG, -1

Season stats: 14 GP, 1G, 8A, +6, 4 PIM, 22:56 ATOI

Galvas recorded a secondary assist and two shots in Jukurit’s 6-1 blowout win over Sport. He did not register a point in the second game of the week against HPK. His nine points lead all Jukurit blue liners and are tied with two wingers for the team lead.

Artur Kayumov, F (KHL, Lokomotiv)

Weekly stats: 2GP, 4 SOG, +2

Season stats: 18 GP, 3G, 2A, 9.7 SOG%, 2 PIM, 6 hits, 11 BLS, 16:17 ATOI

Kayumov played well in Lokomotiv’s 2-1 loss to Amur to open the week with three shots then only fired one shot in regulation and was not called upon in the shootout in a 4-3 win over Admiral. He’s seeing steady ice time at left wing on the third line.

Roope Laavainen, D (Liiga, HPK)

Weekly stats: 1 GP, 1A, -1, 15:02 TOI

Season stats: 11 GP, 2A, 4 PIM, -2, 12:29 ATOI

Laavainen is a more defensive-minded defenseman, and isn’t seeing too much playing time in a third-line role for HPK. He didn’t play against Tappara in the first game of the week but made an impact against Jukurit the next day. He send a blast from the blue line against Jukurit that corralled in front and Henri Kanninen knocked in.

Ivan Nalimov, G (KHL, HK Sochi)

Weekly stats: 1 GP, 3.86 GAA, .871 SV%

Season stats: 2 GP, 2.99 GAA, .909 SV%

Nalimov stopped 31 of 34 shots in HK Sochi’s 4-3 overtime loss to Metallurg Magnitogorsk in his second start this season. He did not play two days later against Sibir Novosibirsk.

Niklas Nordgren, RW (Liiga, HIFK)

Nordgren remains out of action due to a “health condition concern,” according to Scott Powers of The Athletic. He had seven points (four goals, three assists) in 15 Liiga games last season.

Wouter Peeters, G (EIHL, Guilford)

Weekly stats: 1 GP, 2 GA, .941 SV%

Season stats: 1 GP, 2 GA, .941 SV%

Peeters stopped 32 of 34 shots in his season debut for Guilford in a 3-2 overtime win over Fife. He probably doesn’t have a future with the Blackhawks with his draft rights set to expire after this season or playing in North America again.

Antti Saarela, C (Liiga, Ilves)

Weekly stats: 2 GP, 40.4 FO%, 2 PIM

Season stats: 7 GP, 1G, 1A, +1, 54.9 FO%, 2 PIM, 10:24 ATOI

Saarela had a quiet week with only one shot against KalPa and winning 40.4 percent of his faceoffs across two games (nine and 11). He hasn’t scored a point since Oct. 2.

Max Shalunov, C (KHL, CSKA Moscow)

Weekly stats: 1 GP, 2 SOG, 0 for 1 FO, 2 hits, 1 BLS, 14:30 TOI

Season stats: 16 GP, 4G, 2A, 39 SOG, 8 PIM, +6, 50.3 FO%, 10 hits, 8 BLS, 14:40 ATOI

Shalunov only played in one game this week, a 2-1 win over Dynamo Minsk. He had two shots on goal for the fourth straight game, and only took one faceoff draw which he lost.