Not a great week for Nyquist - horse or hockey player

It was not the greatest week for Nyquist - horse or hockey player.

A few days after Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist was declared out of the Belmont Stakes due to a fever, Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist was not chosen by Sweden on Friday to play in the World Cup of Hockey.

Nyquist was named for the Detroit player by the colt's owner, J. Paul Reddam, a Red Wings fan who grew up across the border in Windsor, Ontario.

Nyquist finished third in the Preakness on May 21, ending any chance for a Triple Crown.

He developed a fever and an elevated white blood cell count earlier this week, and is recovering well in Baltimore. Trainer Doug O'Neill is hoping Nyquist can return to Santa Anita on June 5.

Nyquist, the hockey player, recently returned from playing for his country in the ice hockey world championships in Russia.


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