- The Washington Times - Sunday, December 17, 2006

Last night at Verizon Center


Philadelphia center Peter Forsberg returned after missing five games with foot problems. He spent several days with bio-mechanical physicians at Temple University Hospital having his deformed right foot analyzed. He took the results to Montreal’s Bauer skate company, which built a new skating platform for the star. The center left the game early with a concussion, continuing his run of bad luck.


The rebuilding has started. The Flyers acquired defenseman Alexei Zhitnik, 34, from the New York Islanders for defenseman Freddy Meyer IV and a draft pick. The Flyers have a fistful of injuries and some older defensemen who can’t play well in the “new” NHL. Flyers defenseman Mike Rathje is on long-term disability, clearing his $3.5 million from the salary cap and freeing it for Zhitnik.


$1,500 Donated, at least, in addition to more than 1,000 toys to the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots drive.

— Dave Fay

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