Sweden's news in English

Editions:  Europe · Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

No NHL comeback for Forsberg

Share this article

No NHL comeback for Forsberg
07:57 CET+01:00
Swedish hockey star Peter Forsberg has decided against attempting a return to professional hockey this spring due to continued problems with his foot.

"The prospect of Peter having enough confidence about the foot/skate issue to play for the rest of the NHL season does not look good at this time," Forsberg's agent Don Baizley said to Canadian sports news outlet TSN.

"As a result, teams are being told it is unlikely he will be able to commit to return to the NHL this season."

Last summer, the 34-year-old forward underwent surgery to address continuing problems with his right foot. The foot has required further attention in recent months, forcing Forsberg to forgo competitive matches for the season.

Forsberg has spent the winter training with Modo from the Elitserien, Sweden's top professional league, in hopes of making an eventual comeback.

Several NHL teams had expressed an interest in acquiring Forsberg in the event he decided he was ready to return to the league.

Forsberg would have had to commit by the league's February 26th trading deadline in order to be eligible to participate in the NHL playoffs.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

From our sponsors

New Malmö museum will focus on ‘democracy and migration'

Change starts with one small step, whether it be a large or small scale project, it all requires movement. It's a logic that can be applied to starting a new national museum from scratch, especially one with an innovative theme that is going to take several years to come to fruition.