Scottie Upshall's miseries on the ice continue.

The 24-year-old right winger suffered a sprained lower right ankle Wednesday in the Flyers' 4-3 loss to Washington. He will be sidelined for seven to 10 days, general manager Paul Holmgren said.

Upshall's ankle was placed in a cast yesterday, the Flyers said. On Tuesday night in Atlanta, he injured the upper part of the same ankle after colliding with the Thrashers' Jim Slater.

Ankle problems have dogged Upshall. He missed five games after spraining the same ankle on Dec. 29 in Tampa. He did not think he would miss a game, but he could not even skate the next day.

Upshall has had some hard luck over the last two seasons, both with the Flyers and in Nashville. During training camp, he suffered a fractured left wrist that caused him to miss the first 10 games of the season.

Forsberg update.

Comcast-Spectacor president Peter Luukko said there was no news on whether free-agent center Peter Forsberg was ready to commit to the Flyers.

However, sources continue to indicate that Forsberg is still not 100 percent healthy and is having a hard time making a commitment to return to the NHL if he believes his ailing right foot is less than perfect.

Sources continue to say the Flyers are his No. 1 choice if he decides to return.