Wrist sprain to sideline Forsberg at least one week

Updated: October 21, 2006, 11:20 PM ET
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PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia center Peter Forsberg will miss at least a week after he sprained his left wrist in the Flyers' 4-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday night.

The Flyers feared that Forsberg may have broken a bone, but an MRI taken Friday morning at Orlando Regional Medical Center revealed just a sprain and contusion.

"We are very fortunate that the injury is what it is," Flyers strength and conditioning coach Jim McCrossin said. "Right now Peter is in a wrist splint to help the wrist relax and heal better."

Forsberg, who has two goals and six points in seven games this season, was hurt in the first period when he used his arm to brace himself against the boards.

Drafted sixth overall in 1991 but traded to the Quebec Nordiques in the blockbuster deal involving Eric Lindros in June 1992, Forsberg signed a two-year, $11.5 million contract with Philadelphia prior to the 2005-06 campaign.

A former Calder, Hart and Art Ross Trophy winner, Forsberg battled groin injuries last season but still managed to finish second on the team in scoring with 75 points in 60 games.

A member of two Stanley Cup championship teams in Colorado and Sweden's gold medal-winning clubs in 1994 and 2006, Forsberg was named Philadelphia's captain in September.

The Swedish star has 237 goals and 585 assists in 647 career NHL games.

Information from The Associated Press and SportsTicker was used in this report.

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