Forsberg listed day-to-day with upper-body injury

Updated: March 7, 2007, 6:29 PM ET
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Peter Forsberg
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The Nashville Predators are playing it cautious with their new acquisition.

Peter Forsberg is doubtful for Thursday's game vs. the Calgary Flames with an "upper-body injury" he reportedly sustained during action over the weekend.

Team officials would not elaborate on how Forsberg suffered the injury, but told ESPN The Magazine's E.J. Hradek that they hope to have the veteran back in the lineup by early next week. The officials added they did not think it was a "severe" injury, but they want to play it safe given Forsberg's history with injuries.

Forsberg, who is listed as "day-to-day," has missed two games since Nashville's March 3 tilt at Los Angeles. Forsberg has played in seven of 10 games since being acquired from Philadelphia and has one goal and five assists as a Predator.

In a bold move last month, the Predators acquired the former NHL MVP for forward Scottie Upshall, defenseman Ryan Parent and two draft picks. Forsberg, slowed this season by chronic right foot problems, can become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

The star Swede had 11 goals and 29 assists in 40 games for the Flyers this season, his second with Philadelphia after 10 years with Quebec and Colorado. Forsberg is a seven-time All-Star and was the NHL MVP while playing with the Avalanche in 2003. He helped Colorado win the Stanley Cup in 1996 and 2001.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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