Friday Update

Forsberg tests ankle, could practice next week

Peter Forsberg skated Friday for the first time since having surgery on his right ankle, and the Philadelphia Flyers forward might return to practice early next week.

Iron My Shirt

According to a report from The Canadian Press, Martha Burk, the chair of the National Council of Women’s Organizations, said she intends to write letters of protest to the NHL and NBC over the NHL’s new ad campaign, which is set to begin next week.

Concussions prompt Deadmarsh to retire

Adam Deadmarsh retired from the NHL on Thursday because of post-concussion syndrome, ending a 10-year career that included a Stanley Cup title with the Colorado Avalanche in 1996 and two appearances for the U.S. Olympic team.

Hasek excited about return to action

Dominik Hasek can’t wait to put on the pads and play NHL hockey again.
The 40-year-old goalie, who signed with the Senators in July 2004, will make his Ottawa debut on Friday against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Binghamton, New York.

Czechs ratify transfer agreement

The Czech hockey federation ratified a two-year agreement Thursday on transfers between the NHL and European teams.

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