DENVER - The Forsberg mystery is solved. The Swedish star announced his return to the NHL and signed for the rest of the season with the Colorado Avalanche.
Forsberg has yet to play a game this season since he was recovering from chronic foot and ankle injuries but is looking forward to his comeback. "Over the last several months, I have worked extremely hard in order for this to be possible. I'm excited about helping my new teammates and former teammates in the coming weeks, and hopefully I am able to do that in the very near future."
Forsberg is well-known in Colorado. The Swede debuted in the NHL with the Quebec Nordiques in 1994-1995 and moved to Denver with the entire franchise. He spent nine years with the Avalanche and played for Philadelphia and Nashville later on. "I am looking forward to putting this jersey on again," said Forsberg. "I have so many great memories of my playing days in Denver."
The 34-year-old won two Stanley Cups (1996, 2001) and the 2003 Hart Trophy as the NHL MVP while with Colorado. With the Swedish national team, Forsberg won Olympic gold twice (1994, 2006) and two World Championships (1992, 1998), making him a Triple Gold Club member.