Nielson Will Face Blashill

Red Wings centre Frans Nielsen will play for Denmark as his home country hosts the upcoming IIHF 2018 World Championship. 

The event will run from May 4-20 and the games will be played in Copenhagen and Neilsen's hometown of Herning.  

Neilsen will face his coach Jeff Blashill and teammate Dylan Larkin as Team Denmark faces off against Team USA May 5th in a preliminary round matchup.