Flyers center Forsberg jams wrist but X-rays negative

Updated: October 19, 2006, 11:56 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Philadelphia center Peter Forsberg sprained his left wrist in the first period of the Flyers' 4-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday night.

Peter Forsberg
Forsberg

X-rays were negative, but Flyers coach Ken Hitchcock said Forsberg will miss the team's game Friday night at Florida.

"We don't think it's broken, but we'll have a better update in the next 24 hours," Hitchcock said. "We'll see next week how bad it's hurting him."

Philadelphia will be off until next Thursday after playing the Panthers.

Forsberg, who has two goals and six points in seven games this season, was hurt when he used his arm to brace himself against the boards. He will be re-examined by a specialist in Orlando on Friday.

"I don't know exactly how long it's going to take, but not too long," Forsberg said. "Hopefully it's just a sprain and maybe a week or so."

The Flyers have lost four straight and are last in the Atlantic Division with a 1-5-1 record.

"It's definitely not a good situation, and it's our own fault," Forsberg said. "It's a long road, but we better turn this around soon because there are some jobs at stake. We can't continue to do this. We've got to start winning some games."

Forsberg has 237 goals and 585 assists in 647 career NHL games.


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