Peter Forsberg Opts To Stay in Sweden

November 16th, 2009 by James Crider Leave a reply »
Just like that, the Peter Forsberg rumors come to an end.

Well, at least for this season.

Various sources report that the former Avalanche star is going to stay in Sweden to play for the financially troubled Modo of the Swedish Elite League. Rumors (there's that word again) are also floating around that former NHL star (and Forsberg's boyhood friend) Marcus Naslund will come out of retirement to also join Modo.

Both players played for Modo prior to being drafted, so it's likely they feel indebted and understand that they can, at the very least, help fill the stands and generate some buzz around the last place team.

With this signing, it's likely that Forsberg's NHL days have come to an end.

The will may be there, but the 36-year-old's body is at it's breaking point. After a decade of mostly unpenalized cheap shots and nearly a dozen surgeries, Forsberg appears to have finally reached the point (in his mind) where he can no longer play at an elite level.

He appeared to be all set for an NHL return thanks to his newly repaired foot, but has decided otherwise after going pointless in the Karjala Cup, a tournament ...

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