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Forsberg hopes to play (for the Avs) in playoffs

Forsberg setting his sights on another chance in NHL <!--subtitle--><!--byline--> The Denver Post <!--date--> Posted: 12/16/2008 12:30:00 AM MST <!--secondary date--> Updated: 12/16/2008 12:48:14 PM MST


DETROIT — Peter Forsberg is going to give it one more try.

The oft-injured former Avalanche star has committed to making another attempt to play in the NHL and, like last season, hopes to be with a team by the NHL playoffs. If Forsberg, 35, can play, it would likely be with the Avalanche.

"I want to play. I hate sitting in the stands and not be able to be out there on the ice," Forsberg told the Swedish television program "Hockeynight" on Monday. "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 revealed he wore electrodes on his troublesome right foot for some games with the Avs after his late-season return.

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

Forsberg, who posted one goal and 14 points in nine games for the Avs and five points in seven playoff contests, has 885 points in 706 career games.

Forsberg had another surgery on his right foot a few weeks ago, although he has declined to give details of the procedure. His agent, Don Baizley, did not deny Forsberg had the procedure when asked but also declined to comment further.

http://www.denverpost.com/avalanche/ci_11240938

 

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