(November 14) – Flyers Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach Jim McCrossin on Tuesday gave an update on center Peter Forsberg. Forsberg has missed the last two games due to a mild right ankle sprain, and was in Cleveland on Monday getting fitted for an orthotic brace for his ankle.
McCrossin also had an update on defenseman Denis Gauthier who had successful surgery today. Gauthier is expected to be out 10 weeks.
Jim McCrossin: "I spoke with Peter today, and yesterday he was fitted with an orthotic brace. Peter skated and he said it actually felt very good. Some minor adjustments had to be made and they were made overnight. Peter was going back out to skate again today and we decided we are going to touch base when I get into Anaheim.
"I did speak with Dr. Brian Donley from the Cleveland Clinic a few times last night after our game and Dr. Donley was very pleased on how the orthotic brace angulated Peter's ankle. Peter is happy, Dr. Donley is happy and I'm happy."
When will Peter be joining the team? "Peter will get into Anaheim about 7:05 this evening Pacific Time. He'll participate in the morning skate, as far as we know."
What is the status of Denis Gauthier? "Denis Gauthier had successful surgery today performed by Dr. Peter DeLuca at Methodist Hospital in South Philadelphia to repair his labrum in his left shoulder. Dr. DeLuca feels like he's going to make a real nice recovery and hopefully be back with us soon."