Forsberg has struggled to find an answer to the skate problem that’s causing him discomfort to his surgically repaired right ankle, and has only five goals and nine points in 14 games. Flyers trainer Jim McCrossin said on Tuesday that Forsberg was fitted with an orthotic brace.
“Some minor adjustments had to be made and they were made overnight,” McCrossin said. “Peter was going back out to skate again today and we decided we are going to touch base when I get into Anaheim.”
Forsberg hoped the brace would finally allow his foot to fit comfortably in his skate.
Also, Flyers defenceman Denis Gauthier had surgery Tuesday to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder and was expected to miss 10 weeks.
Gauthier tried to play through the pain before deciding he needed surgery. McCrossin said Gauthier would start his rehab on Wednesday.