STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Peter Forsberg sustained a concussion Thursday night in his first Swedish Elite League game since breaking his hand six weeks ago.
Forsberg, who plays for MoDo -- a team coached by his father -- was cross-checked into the boards by Farjestad's Peter Nordstrom during the second period of a playoff game. Nordstrom was ejected for the hit.
"He's had his share of concussions, I think it is enough now (to cause him to retire)," coach Kent Forsberg said.
MoDo's team doctor had Forsberg under observation at the team hotel.
"The first thing (Nordstrom) did in the game was to hit Peter right on his arms," Forsberg's father said. "You do such a thing for only one reason."
Farjestad won 5-4 to take a 3-1 lead in the quarterfinal series.
The head injury was the latest to plague Forsberg's otherwise brilliant hockey career.
He had a handful of concussions while playing in the NHL with the Colorado Avalanche.
Forsberg had an ankle injury that kept him out for the entire 2001-02 regular season, and he missed the final two rounds of the 2001 playoffs because of a ruptured spleen. Forsberg has also had surgery on his shoulders, groin area and thigh.
It's unclear if Forsberg planned to stay in Sweden or return to North America after playing in his home country during the lockout that canceled the entire NHL season.