“The prospect of Peter having enough confidence about the foot/skate issue to play for the rest of the NHL season does not look good at this time,” Forsberg’s agent Don Baizley said to Canadian sports news outlet TSN.
“As a result, teams are being told it is unlikely he will be able to commit to return to the NHL this season.”
Last summer, the 34-year-old forward underwent surgery to address continuing problems with his right foot. The foot has required further attention in recent months, forcing Forsberg to forgo competitive matches for the season.
Forsberg has spent the winter training with Modo from the Elitserien, Sweden’s top professional league, in hopes of making an eventual comeback.
Several NHL teams had expressed an interest in acquiring Forsberg in the event he decided he was ready to return to the league.
Forsberg would have had to commit by the league’s February 26th trading deadline in order to be eligible to participate in the NHL playoffs.