Concussion may keep Forsberg out of Tuesday's lineup

Updated: December 19, 2006, 2:47 PM ET
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The Philadelphia Flyers are all too familiar with concussions. Remember Eric Lindros and Keith Primeau?

Peter Forsberg
Forsberg

Now, questions linger for the team's captain, Peter Forsberg. In the same game that marked Forsberg's return from a surgically repaired right ankle, he was knocked out of the game with a concussion after taking a hit from Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin.

According to a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Forsberg skipped Monday's practice and has not yet submitted a baseline test to determine the severity of the concussion. Forsberg hasn't formally been ruled out for Tuesday's game against Carolina, but Flyers coach John Stevens is preparing for that possibility.

"He wasn't feeling very good [Monday]," Stevens was quoted as saying in the Inquirer.

Forsberg was in Saturday's starting lineup after missing four games. The 33-year-old center found an adequate skate after working with foot experts at Temple University in Philadelphia and officials from a hockey equipment company in Canada. His presence in the lineup didn't last long as he was removed from the game early in the second period after the hit.

The Flyers are 0-6-3 without Forsberg in the lineup.

Forsberg helped the Colorado Avalanche win the Stanley Cup in 1996 and 2001. He was the league's most valuable player in 2003. He signed with the Flyers in 2005.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.