Karlsson on silver medal: 'You will see when I put it on eBay'

by Feb 24, 12:08 PM

If you've ever wanted to own a silver medal, now may be time to sign up for a certain auction website.

Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson and his Swedish teammates lost the Olympic men's hockey gold medal game 3-0 to Canada on Sunday, and Karlsson said he isn't planning on keeping his silver medal.

When asked what the medal means to him, he replied:

"You will see when I put it out on eBay.”

Karlsson was named the Olympic tournament's top defenseman and tied for the overall points lead with eight. His four goals were tied for the lead among defensemen.

The 23-year-old said Sweden's showing in Sochi "will be something to look back on with pride one day," but he's not quite there yet, via the Olympic News Service.

Feb 25, 11:01 AM

Erik Karlsson won't be putting his Olympic silver medal on eBay

by Feb 25, 11:01 AM

Swedish defenseman Erik Karlsson has clarified the post-game comments uttered after Sunday's loss to Canada in the gold medal game at the Olympics in Sochi, saying he definitely won't be putting his silver medal on eBay.

Speaking to Sportsnet, Karlsson (with a laugh) said he never planned to put the medal up for sale online, saying it was "kind of a joke."

And while he's disappointed with the result, he knows Sweden did well to make it that far.

It was tough to swallow. Right after a loss, I mean, you can't really enjoy it as much as I think I will for the remainder of my years as a hockey player. Even after that, it's something that you can look back to. Silver is not a bad thing in a tournament like this.