Took long time to make decision with my psychiatrist and family. My well being have too come first and being locked down and not knowing what happens if you test positive is to much of a risk for me. Sweden will have a great team and Markström is a beast.Hope people understand
— Robin Lehner (@RobinLehner) December 6, 2021
Lehner's decision makes Markstrom the heavy favourite to be Sweden's starting goaltender if NHLers go to the Olympics in Feburary.
The NHL has a Jan. 10 deadline to withdraw from the Olympics without financial penalty.