Sports - Colorado Avalanche

Jan 22, 2011 5:34 PM by Jordan Mason

Foot willing, Forsberg considers return to NHL

DENVER (AP) - Peter Forsberg says his heart fully supports a return to the NHL. The 37-year-old is now trying to determine if his bothersome right foot will cooperate.

Forsberg measured his fitness level in a 45-minute on-ice workout Saturday before the Colorado Avalanche hosted Boston. He went through drills with Ryan O'Reilly, who's sidelined by a
shoulder injury.

Afterward, Forsberg, who flew from Sweden on Friday, said the foot that's required numerous surgeries feels better. The former NHL MVP will test it next week in practice with his former team
before making any decisions.

No contract has been signed, but the AVs could use another forward with Tomas Fleischmann out for the season due to blood clots in both lungs.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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