Lehner turned down opportunity to play for Sweden at Olympics

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Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner revealed that he turned down the opportunity to play for Sweden at the upcoming Olympics in Beijing, according to The Athletic's Jesse Granger.

Lehner added that he and his psychiatrist decided it was in his best interests not to go for health reasons.

The 30-year-old has been open about his mental health over the last few years, specifically his experiences with bipolar disorder and addiction.

Lehner was projected to be in the running for Sweden's starting goalie job, along with Jacob Markstrom, Linus Ullmark, and Anton Forsberg.

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