From the New York Times today:
Forsberg’s Future Unclear After Sweden’s 7-0 Loss
It was a sobering ending for Sweden in their finale at the Karjala Cup tournament in Helsinki as they fell to Finland, 7-0 — and Foppa’s comeback with the Tre Kronor wound up a floppa.
Peter Forsberg said before the weekend that he would announce his plans for the rest of his season at the end of the tournament, but after the game he said he was still uncertain about what to do.
“I do not know,” said Forsberg, a free agent. “I have not made up my mind. We may give it a few days now. We’ll see what it is, how it is and if it is.”
N.H.L. clubs had begun to express feverish interest in Forsberg going into the tournament, his first appearances for the Tre Kronor since February 2006. It was also his first action since a brief early-season stint with hometown club Modo Hockey Ornskoldsvik in the aftermath of corrective surgery on his chronically injured right foot and ankle. Vancouver and the Rangers were the latest clubs to declare their intentions, joining at least three or four other N.H.L. teams.
But Forsberg, who is trying to make the Swedish Olympic team for the Winter Games in Vancouver this February, has thrown cold water on everyone’s hopes.
When asked if he’ll join a club in the N.H.L., K.H.L., or return to Modo in the Swedish Elitserien, he said, “I have to think about it a few days, so we will see.”
Forsberg scored no points in the three games of the Karjala Cup. He was unhappy with his performance in the tournament-opening victory over the Czechs, but thought he was better in the loss to the Russians that followed.
Against the Finns, however, he said, he thought he had regressed.
“It was worse than I thought,” he said. “It went a bit faster than I was prepared. My performance against the Russians was pretty O.K., I think, but today I was not good.”