Petr Forsberg on his way out ?

The Flyers are struggling and the rumors are swirling whether Petr Forsberg wants to stick around. Peter Forsberg was brought to Philadelphia under Bobby Clarke’s watch. Now that the GM has resigned from the Flyers’ post, what does that mean for Forsberg? According to local reports out of Philly, both sides are staying noncommittal when asked about the forward’s future. “We’ll see how the foot feels,” Forsberg was quoted as saying in the Courier Post when asked if the new team of interim GM Paul Holmgren and coach John Stevens would affect his desire to stay with the Flyers.

“When Clarkie resigned he’s a great man and a classy guy,” Forsberg said. “I feel bad he’s leaving in this situation. I wanted him to leave after winning a Cup. I looked up to Clarkie as a person and as a player.” Holmgren said it’s a priority to sign Forsberg. “I haven’t talked to Peter about that,” Holmgren told reporters. “I know Clarke spoke with his agent and expressed an interest to move forward in negotiations and Peter at that point said he wanted to wait and see how he was doing after his foot surgery. “I know Peter feels like crap, like everybody else does, with what’s gone on in the past few days. We’ll leave it open to discussion – we’ll see what Peter feels comfortable with.” Source – ESPN Insider

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