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3 months 1 week ago

Former Avs get hall call

Dominik Hasek, Mike Modano, Peter Forsberg and Rob Blake are headed into the Hockey Hall of Fame. The four players were among six selected Monday for induction in November. The late Pat Burns will be enshrined as a coach in the builder category along with referee Bill McCreary. Brendan Shanahan,...

2 years 11 months ago

Avs retire sweater of Peter Forsberg

DENVER (AP) - Peter Forsberg had his No. 21 jersey retired by the Colorado Avalanche before the season opener against the Detroit Red Wings. The team also raised a banner with his name and number to the Pepsi Center rafters Saturday night, where it will hang alongside those of Joe...

3 years 3 months ago

Avs will retire Forsberg's number 21

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche will retire Peter Forsberg's number before the season opener on Oct. 8 against the Detroit Red Wings. Forsberg's number (21) will join those of Patrick Roy (33), Joe Sakic (19) and Ray Bourque (77) in the rafters at Pepsi Center. The former NHL MVP...

3 years 7 months ago

The comeback is over - Forsberg retires

DENVER (AP) - The typically stoic Peter Forsberg was quite emotional as he announced he was stepping away from hockey because of a bothersome right foot that left him vulnerable on the ice. Flanked by his fiancée, Forsberg choked up several times Monday as he pulled the plug on his...

3 years 7 months ago

Forsberg retires after 2 games

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Avalanche forward Peter Forsberg is retiring from the NHL after playing in just two games during his latest comeback. A chronic foot ailment cut short Forsberg's career. He made a brief return in 2008 and didn't play in the NHL again until this month. He took...

3 years 7 months ago

Forsberg returns but Avs lose again

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Rick Nash scored a goal and assisted on Derick Brassard's go-ahead goal in the Columbus Blue Jackets' 3-1 win over Colorado on Friday night, spoiling Peter Forsberg's return with the Avalanche. The loss was the sixth in a row for the Avalanche, who dropped to 11-2-0...

3 years 7 months ago

Avs hopeful O'Reilly will be back soon

DENVER (AP) - Colorado forward Ryan O'Reilly will miss his sixth straight game with a shoulder injury. Avs coach Joe Sacco said after the morning skate that he's "hopeful" O'Reilly will be ready soon, but he won't be available for the game Thursday night against Minnesota. O'Reilly has been out...

3 years 8 months ago

Duchene enjoys skating with Forsberg

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - There was a time when Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene would've been awed by his boyhood idol standing in the same vicinity, let alone skating on the same ice. That was so eight years ago, though, when the 20-year-old's room was filled with Peter Forsberg memorabilia....

3 years 8 months ago

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...

3 years 8 months ago

Forsberg will practice with Avalanche

DENVER (AP) - Former NHL MVP Peter Forsberg will practice with the Colorado Avalanche to see if he is in shape for a possible return to the team. The Avalanche said Friday the 37-year-old player will join the team during a morning skate Saturday before an afternoon game against the...

3 years 8 months ago

Forsberg to return to Avalanche?

DENVER (AP) - Former NHL MVP Peter Forsberg will practice with the Colorado Avalanche to see if he is in shape for a possible return to the team. The Avalanche said Friday the 37-year-old player will join the team during a morning skate Saturday before an afternoon game against...

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