According to a televised interview on Swedish television, Peter Forsberg isn't optimistic that he has healed sufficiently to return to pro hockey.
"It's no good," Forsberg told TV6. "I have no balance skating. If it continues to be as it is today, I will not continue playing."
Forsberg, 36, last played in the NHL with the Colorado Avalanche for nine games in the 2007-08 season. Last season in Sweden, persistent foot injuries limited him to only 23 games. Forsberg did compete in the 2010 Olympics but was a shell of his former self.
We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.
— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp