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Whether or not Forsberg returns, league needs to address sabbaticals

Updated: December 23, 2008, 1:01 PM ET
By Terry Frei | Special to ESPN.com

Now that Mats Sundin finally has picked from among his suitors and will join the Vancouver Canucks soon, there could be another Swedish Saga on the horizon.

And this is a familiar one.

Unrestricted free agent Peter Forsberg, 35, is hoping to begin skating again in January and ultimately pronounce himself -- or more specifically, his balky foot and ankle -- in good enough shape to sign before the trading deadline and be eligible for the playoffs.

Stay tuned for the periodic ...

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