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Markus Naslund Believes Forsberg Will Play (Somewhere) This Year

from Tim Wharnsby of CBC,

Markus Naslund believes his long-time friend Peter Forsberg will continue his hockey career this season and should play for their hometown club in Sweden, Modo….

“There is definitely a chance that he might stay here and, in my opinion, it might be better for him,” Naslund said in a phone interview on Friday. “He could play regularly — there are less games here and that would mean less wear and tear on him than in the NHL.”

Naslund has no doubt that Forsberg, who is attempting a comeback after a chronic foot problem, will continue playing this season because he dearly wants to suit up for Sweden at the Vancouver Olympics. It’s now a matter of where, in Sweden or the NHL. The Canucks, Rangers, Flyers, Avalanche and Bruins are among the teams believed to be interested in signing the unrestricted free agent.

“I personally think he’s not going to retire,” Naslund said. “I feel he will play somewhere this year. But who knows where he is going to play.

“He’s still working on figuring everything out. He wants to make sure he’s 100 per cent fit before he can commit to anything. I know he’s getting closer to making his decision, but I honestly don’t know which way he’s leaning.”

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