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Decision made: Peter Forsberg will make his NHL return, sign contract with Avalanche

Feb 6, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

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For better or for worse, Peter Forsberg decided to resume his NHL career with the Colorado Avalanche, according to Adrian Dater. Dater reports that Forsberg will not play in Monday’s game against the Phoenix Coyotes, though.

Forsberg needed to make a decision (and sign a contract) by the end of today to be able to travel with the team and continue his training regimen. Naturally, his health issues dictate that his actual return to game action still must be seen to be believed.

The Avalanche have lost four games in a row and are fading out of the Western Conference playoff picture, so perhaps Forsberg’s offensive instincts will give the Avs an eventual spark. The exact details of the contract (term and salary) are unclear at this time, but it would almost certainly be of the one-year variety.

  1. rocketfueler - Feb 6, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Excellent!!! My Forsberg jersey isn’t outdated anymore! :o)

  2. polegojim - Feb 7, 2011 at 8:56 AM

    @rocket – It will be outdated again before the season ends. IR is looming for Foppa. That’s my rub.

    Will the Avs really get a 1/4 season production out of this relationship, that wouldn’t have been better invested? We’ll see, but I doubt it.

    If so, I’ll eat my words and admit my error. But….I won’t have to.

  3. govtminion - Feb 7, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Oh, Peter… are we really going to do this again?

    I guess the good news is that it’s only for two months- even with his help, I’m not sure the Avs are a playoff-bound team. He doesn’t fix rough goaltending or defense, after all…

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