Injury forces Forsberg to leave Swedish national team
Originally Posted by MightySmurf
Oh by the way.... perhaps it's just sentiment, but -
Shortly after breaking the bank to sign Dany Heatley, the Ottawa Senators last week signed Jason Spezza to a seven-year, $49 million contract. With a cap hit of $7 million, then, don’t look for the Senators to be high on the list of Peter Forsberg suitors. If and when the Forsberg bidding begins in a couple of weeks, look for the Flyers, Avalanche and Red Wings
to at least initially be the three most serious teams involved
And that was after this article on Canadian sports net - -
If Peter Forsberg decides to play again in the NHL, it will only be for a Stanley Cup contender. Which means the Ottawa Senators might be in line for another Swedish scorer.
A pair of NHL sources told the Toronto Sun that Ottawa and Colorado Avalanche are the only two teams on Forsberg's list. A decision from the star is expected by the middle of November.
Forsberg has a history in Colorado, winning Cups as a member of the Avalanche in both 1995/96 and 2000/01.
Who knows what's hes worth and how long he would last...
TORONTO - Hockey star Peter Forsberg left the Swedish national team Monday after suffering a setback with his troublesome right foot during practice, a source told The Canadian Press.
Forsberg, a free agent, has been trying to test out his foot to determine whether or not he'll be able to make a return to the NHL. He planned to represent Sweden at the Nov. 8-11 Karjala Cup in Helsinki but had to pull himself out of Monday's skate.
The 34-year-old's future is now murkier than ever as this latest withdrawal raises doubts on whether his surgically repaired ankles can handle the workload of a 12th NHL season.
Forsberg had practised with Modo in his hometown of Ornskoldsvik for the last few weeks before joining the national team. He's expected to revisit his doctors in North America before deciding on a next step.
Forsberg earned US$5.75 million with Philadelphia and Nashville last season, when he collected 55 points (13-42) in 57 games.
Injuries have plagued him in recent years and he hasn't played more than 60 games in a season since suiting up for 75 contests in 2002-03 with the Colorado Avalanche, when he scored 29 goals with 77 assists.