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Flyers trade Peter Forsberg to Predators for Upshall and draft picks

Forsberg will become an unrestricted free agent July 1. He was playing out the final months of a two-year US$11.5-million contract.

The former MVP, who’s been slowed this season by a chronically troubled right foot, had 11 goals and 29 assists for 40 points in 40 games for the Flyers.

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The NHL trading deadline is Feb. 27.