|03-11-2005, 10:10 PM||#1|
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Colorado Avalanche centre Peter Forsberg left Thursday night's Swedish League playoff game with a mild concussion, but the injury is not considered serious and is not expected to keep him out of the upcoming world hockey championships.
Forsberg, playing for Modo in the fourth game of their quarter-final series against Farjestads, collided with former NHLer Peter Nordstrom at the 5-minute mark of the second period. Forsberg, who returned to the Modo line-up for the first time since breaking his wrist in early February, was trying to make a hit with Nordstrom. Nordstrom put his stick up, as if to ward off the check, and caught Forsberg in the head. Forsberg went down and was lead off the ice.
The initial diagnosis -- of a major concussion and a broken collarbone -- proved to be erroneous. Forsberg was expected to miss only a week, but by then, Modo could be out of the playoffs. After losing to Farjestads, they are down 3-1 in the series, which shifts back to Karlstad for Game 5 on Saturday.
Forsberg was playing mostly on the fourth line in his return and had seen some power-play time.