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Associated Press
12/15/2006 8:58:19 PM

VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) - Philadelphia Flyers captain Peter Forsberg hopes his latest attempt to find a skate to accommodate his surgically repaired right ankle will prove successful.

Forsberg missed the last four games while intensifying his search - working with foot experts at Temple University in Philadelphia and officials from a hockey equipment company in Canada.

The 33-year-old centre returned from a three-day trip to Montreal with a new model and told team officials he's anxious to try it out at Saturday morning's pre-game skate in Washington.

If it goes well, Forsberg could skate against the Capitals.

"I would say there's somewhat of a chance that he might play tomorrow," general manager Paul Holmgren said.

The Flyers, losers of five straight - one off the franchise record - are anxious to get Forsberg back in action. They are 0-6-3 without him in the lineup.

Forsberg's performance has been well below his career averages. He's registered only 16 points and is a minus-6.

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