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Coach: Sundin's conditioning a concern

Updated: March 23, 2005, 1:53 PM ET
Associated Press

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Toronto Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin will skip this year's hockey world championships, slated to start in Austria next month.

"Unfortunately, it's true. We talked to each other today and he said no," Sweden coach Bengt-Ake Gustafsson told a local television network Wednesday.

Sundin's decision was expected. Unlike many other locked-out NHL players, the Stockholm native decided not to play this winter, turning down an offer from his former Swedish Elite League club Djurgarden.

He ...

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