Klingberg will play for Team Sweden at the IIHF World Championship, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports. Klingberg's NHL campaign ended on a sour note when the Stars were eliminated by the Blues in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals Tuesday, but he'll now get the opportunity to help his native Sweden compete for gold at the World Championship. The 26-year-old blueliner's fantasy value declined a bit in 2018-19 due to the emergence of Miro Heiskanen, but he'll remain a solid secondary option in most formats next season.
Klingberg picked up an assist while firing two shots on goal in Friday's 2-1 win over the Blues in Game 5. Klingberg has three points in five contests against the Blues in the second round. The Swedish defender has a pair of goals and nine assists in 11 postseason games this year.
Klingberg scored a goal in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Blues in Game 4. Klingberg has earned two goals and six assists in 10 playoff appearances, while adding 12 blocked shots and 19 shots on goal. Klingberg only has two assists on the power play so far, but he is always a threat to generate offense when he's on the ice.
Klingberg registered an assist and four blocked shots in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Blues in Game 1. The Swedish blueliner, who sealed the Stars' first-round series win with an overtime goal in Game 6 against the Predators, was right back on the scoresheet to start the new series. The helper gives Klingberg seven assists to go with his one goal in seven playoff games.
Klingberg scored a goal on three shots in Monday's 2-1 overtime win over the Predators in Game 6. Klingberg couldn't have picked a better time for his second career postseason goal, beating Predators goalie Pekka Rinne glove side from the left faceoff dot. Klingberg provided plenty of offense in the first round series, with five assists over the previous five games before the series-clinching tally Monday.
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