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Look out people O: Forsberg is on his way back

Oh yea...here we go again. <_<

The Colorado Avalanche announced that Forsberg will begin practicing with the team starting on Saturday.

"I need to see where I am physically and practicing with NHL players is the best way to find that out," said Forsberg.

The 37-year-old hasn't played in the NHL since 2008 when he signed as a free agent with the Avalanche for their playoff run. He recorded 14 points in nine games in the regular season and five points in seven games in the playoffs that year.

The Ornskoldsvik, Sweden native played in Europe with MODO of the Swedish Elite League for two seasons after his stint with the Avs.

Forsberg's last competitive action was with Sweden in the Vancouver Olympics. He would not need to clear waivers before signing with Colorado because he didn't play in Europe this season.

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Look out people O: Forsberg is on his way back

:lol: Just seen a clip of him skating this morning in Colorado....he looks ragged/tired & out of shape...IMO.

But,he does say he's healthy...hummm. ;)

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:lol: your chances of making the team is probably better than his.
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:lol: Just seen a clip of him skating this morning in Colorado....he looks ragged/tired & out of shape...IMO.

But,he does say he's healthy...hummm. ;)

Yeah didnt look great but then again he arrived less than 24 hrs ago at that point and was/is probably jetlagged. Add to that the thin air and one can understand why he didnt look like his old self perhaps :rolleyes :P

If he is able to make a comeback or not is yet to be seen but I for one look forward to see "the force" back on the ice again. If that happens The AVS will be one of the teams I follow more closely on a nightly basis.

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What I would like to know...is he 100% healthy....did I not hear oh him having many problems over the other country,or was that just rumors?

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Well we know he will never be 100% healthy.

Thats my point,on top of that...can't be easy for a 37-year-old that hasn't played in the NHL since 2008

Will be interesting to find out just where he's at

Yep,it will........kinda reminds be a little of Theo Fluery saga.....and we all know how that turned out for him,sadly.

and yes,I know their two separate circumstances,but...

IMO...these late in the game comebacks usually do not pan out to good....but good luck Peter.

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What I would like to know...is he 100% healthy....did I not hear oh him having many problems over the other country,or was that just rumors?

From what I know he is 100% healthy apart from the foot of course.

He havent played in SEL or anywhere else this season only skated with a lower tier team in Sweden and with Modo's juniors. Last competetion game he played was at the olympics last year. He is out of game shape (goes without saying) and feels his troublesome foot is getting better than in has felt in years. If it holds up for NHL or not is a part of what he wants to see with this stint with Avs. That and to see if he is able to copete once again on a NHL level.

Wants to test himself in practice against real pro's to see where he stands and evaluate after a week from what I know. After that who knows.

The problems you heard about is from last season in the SEL where he played 23 games, not from this year.

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From what I know he is 100% healty apart from the foot of course.

He havent played in SEL or anywhere else this season only skated with a lower tier team in Sweden and with Modo's juniors. Last competetion game he played was at the olympics last year. He is out of game shape (goes without saying) and feels his troublesome foot is getting better than in has felt in years. If it holds up for NHL or not is a part of what he wants to see with this stint with Avs. That and to see if he is able to copete once again on a NHL level.

Wants to test himself in practice against real pro's to see where he stands and evaluate after a week from what I know. After that who knows.

The problems you heard about is from last season in the SEL where he played 23 games, not from this year.

Oh...ok...and thank you for posting this...got more info from you than I knew of,tks. :D

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Oh...ok...and thank you for posting this...got more info from you than I knew of,tks. :D

You are welcome sir.

Btw it was Forsberg that took the initative and wanted this back on tuesday and Avs saw it only fitting to give him this chance and of course if everything works out they hope to sign him. Its just a test, but a serious one at this point, nothing more or less.

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Its just a test, but a serious one at this point, nothing more or less.

This.

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FORSBERG RULES OUT RETURN FOR SATURDAY'S GAME WITH COLUMBUS

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Peter Forsberg acknowledged feeling better about his progress Friday but not enough to consider getting back into uniform for the Colorado Avalanche this week.

The 37-year-old Forsberg, who is considering a comeback with the Avalanche, ruled out any chance of his being back when Colorado hosts the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday.

"I want to be out there and be on the ice to help the team," Forsberg said. "If I didn't feel that way there's something wrong."

Forsberg worked out with the team again, taking part in drills and even exchanging hard checks with David Jones, who has been sidelined by a shoulder injury.

The drill was meant to test Jones' shoulder.

"He was rough on me," Jones said. "Once he puts that helmet on, he looks pretty good out there."

Forsberg last played for the Avalanche during the 2007-08 season. But he was limited by a groin injury.

A year ago, Forsberg played for Modo, but a foot ailment limited his time on the ice. He had 11 goals and 19 assists in 23 games.

Forsberg said he would skate again Saturday morning. Beyond that, coach Joe Sacco said there was no timetable for Forsberg's return.

"I've seen gradual improvement every time he stepped on the ice," Sacco said. "He will make the decision, the right decision at the appropriate time."

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He doesn't have to clear waivers because he has yet to play a game anywhere this season...

...and with that, he officially signed with the Avalanche today as per tsn.ca

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It's official - Peter Forsberg is back in the NHL.

The Colorado Avalanche announced on Sunday that they have signed the veteran Swedish forward for the remainder of the current season. The team said that he will join the team and will be available to play during Colorado's upcoming road trip.

"We're proud to announce that Peter will be back in an Avalanche sweater," said Avalanche general manager and executive vice-president Greg Sherman in a statement. "Peter believes he can compete at the NHL level based on how his workouts went. He will provide additional leadership to our club and he will have an impact with this young team."

Forsberg has been practicing with the Avalanche for two weeks and declared himself ready to return to NHL action after a three-year absence.

"After testing my abilities with NHL players over the last few weeks, I feel confident that I can play at the NHL level and help this team," said Forsberg in a statement. "I wanted to see where I was at physically and I am ready for this new challenge."

Forsberg, 37, won two Stanley Cup titles over his 11 seasons with the Quebec/Colorado franchise. He was the NHL's MVP of the 2002-03 season.

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