Swede sidelined by broken wrist
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Peter Forsberg will skip the hockey World Championship in Austria because of injuries.
"It feels bad to miss the World Championships," he said. "My health prevents me from playing, it's both about the wrist and the concussion."
Forsberg, a seven-time NHL all-star, was the league's most valuable player with the Colorado Avalanche in 2003. His contract with the Avalanche expired after last season.
The tournament will be in Innsbruck and Vienna on April 30-May 15.
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