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Peter Forsberg Reportedly Abandons Comeback Attempt

Dec 25, 2010 – 10:42 PM
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Peter ForsbergIt appears there will be no comeback for Peter Forsberg, in the NHL or elsewhere in competitive hockey.

Forsberg, 36, has not played in the NHL since 2007-08 season, when he appeared in nine games for the Colorado Avalanche. He spent last season in the Swedish Elite League with MODO, but played in just 23 games due to injury.

And according to a story from HOCKEYEXPRESSEN.SE (via TSN) Forsberg is done. TSN has the details:
MODO general manager and former NHLer Markus Naslund confirmed that Forsberg's comeback attempt was over.

"I've had a talk with him today and he simply says that it does not feel good enough for him to build on this," Naslund said in the translated Swedish report. "It's not an issue, and it's important for us to put the cards on the table now so we can get some peace and quiet (around) the team."
And so it seems the road may have ended for Forsberg, who currently ranks in the top 10 in NHL history for points-per-game. The Swedish center ranks fourth in assists-per-game, trailing only greats Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr.

Forsberg collected a number of individual awards in his NHL tenure, including three NHL First-Team appearances, as well as the Hart Memorial Trophy, Art Ross Trophy and Calder Memorial Trophy. He also won the Stanley Cup with the Avalanche in 1996 and 2001.
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