Flyers captain Peter Forsberg returns, then leaves against Capitals

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Forsberg was in the starting lineup after missing four games. The 33-year-old centre found an adequate skate after working with foot experts at Temple University in Philadelphia and officials from a Canadian hockey equipment company.

Unfortunately, his presence in the lineup didn't last long. He was removed from the game early in the second period and was not expected to return.

Back from a three-day trip to Montreal, Forsberg delivered immediate results: He received an assist on a goal by Mike Knuble that staked the Flyers to a 1-0 lead at 3:31 of the first period.

Philadelphia was seeking to end a five-game losing streak - one short of the franchise record. The Flyers are 0-6-3 without Forsberg in the lineup.

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