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Peter Forsberg skates with Avalanche for 1st time since surprise signing

Peter Forsberg skates with Avalanche for 1st time since surprise signing

Swedish star Peter Forsberg skated with the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday for the first time since his surprise signing and return to the NHL two days earlier.
Forsberg, who traveled to Vancouver from Sweden, skated for close to an hour, but is not expected to play against the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday. He hasn't played this season because of an ongoing ankle problem, but skated with seven other players during an optional game-day skate, and continued on his own for almost 20 minutes after they left the ice.
Colorado declined to make Forsberg available to the media after his skate as per league guidelines, but has scheduled a news conference with the 34-year-old former MVP later Wednesday.
Forsberg won two Stanley Cups and the 2003 Hart Trophy as MVP in Colorado before signing with Philadelphia in 2005. He was traded to Nashville last year and hasn't played in the NHL since the Predators were eliminated from the first round of the playoffs.


Updated : 2021-04-19 10:27 GMT+08:00