Groin Injury to Keep Flyers’ Forsberg Out
Although Philadelphia center Peter Forsberg’s injured right groin is getting better, he will not play tonight at the New York Islanders.
Forsberg, the team’s leading scorer, also figures to be sidelined for Wednesday’s home game against New Jersey, Coach Ken Hitchcock said. He’s aiming for a return by Forsberg on Saturday in Nashville.
Forsberg, injured in a game at Boston on Friday, skated for about 10 minutes Monday and experienced some discomfort.
Marc-Andre Fleury, the No. 1 pick in the 2003 NHL draft, was recalled from the minors by the Pittsburgh Penguins and is expected to become their starting goaltender.
The Penguins, last in the Atlantic Division, play the Buffalo Sabres tonight after losing both games on a Florida trip last week and five of their last seven.
Fleury has been the best goalie in the American Hockey League this season, going 10-0-2 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with a 1.57 goals-against average and .939 save percentage.
Montreal Canadien defenseman Andrei Markov was suspended by the NHL for three games for shoving a linesman.
Markov made contact with the official after Mats Sundin’s game-ending power-play goal gave Toronto a 4-3 victory Saturday.