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.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie