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New Flyers captain Forsberg makes unexpected return

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Mike Fisher scored the second of his two
goals on a short-handed breakaway with 1:57 left in the third
period to give the Ottawa Senators a 4-3 exhibition victory over
the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night.

Philadelphia's Simon Gagne had tied it with 3:54 to go with a
shot from in close on a power play after Ottawa's Denis Hamel and
Chris Neil scored power-play goals in a 1:53 span to give the
Senators (1-3) a 3-2 lead.

Philadelphia captain Peter Forsberg made an unexpected early
return to the ice and assisted on Derian Hatcher's goal in the
second period.

Forsberg, who missed 22 games during the 2005-06 season because
of groin injuries, had surgery to repair ligament damage on his
right foot on May 15. Initially, he was expected to miss about half
the 2006-07 season. He was selected the team captain when Keith
Primeau was forced to retire because of post concussion symptoms.

Joni Pitkanen also scored for the Flyers (2-1).

Philadelphia's Robert Esche made 27 saves. Ottawa's Martin
Gerber allowed two goals on 14 shots in two periods before being
replaced by Jeff Glass.

Ottawa was without defenseman Joe Corvo. He's expected to miss
at least four weeks after breaking his right foot Friday night in a
loss to Buffalo.