Forsberg wants to play in NHL again, hopefully by postseason

Updated: December 17, 2008, 7:11 PM ET
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Peter Forsberg wants to return to the NHL. Again.

Forsberg, 35, said Monday that he wants to play in the NHL again and hopes to be with a team by the postseason. The Denver Post reported that if Forsberg returns, it will likely be with the Colorado Avalanche.

"I want to play. I hate sitting in the stands and not be able to be out there on the ice," Forsberg said Monday on the Swedish television program "Hockeynight." "If it doesn't work this time, I'll call it quits. But I have the best doctor in the world [Bertil Romanus], and without him I would have given up already. I'm still hopeful."

Forsberg had surgery on his right foot a few weeks ago, but neither he nor his agent, Don Baizley, would comment on the procedure. Forsberg said on "Hockeynight" that he wore electrodes on the foot after he returned to the Avalanche late last season.

"[I had] a battery package hidden in my pants," he said. "When I turned it on, the foot straightened in the skates. It was kind of funny."

Peter Forsberg

Forsberg

Forsberg won Stanley Cup titles in 1996 and 2001 and the Hart Trophy as MVP in 2003 with Colorado before signing with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2005. He was later traded to the Nashville Predators before signing with the Avalanche late last season.

Forsberg had one goal and 14 points in nine games and five points in seven playoff games for Colorado last season. In 706 career games, he has 885 points.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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