Reunited and It Feels So Good: Forsberg and Naslund Rediscover Hockey

November 18th, 2009 by Patrick Cwiklinski Leave a reply »
He was only gone for just over six months, but Markus Naslund is back.

The 36-year-old Swede has come out of retirement and is set to join his childhood friend Peter Forsberg, playing for their hometown team of MoDo of the Swedish Elite League (SEL).

Naslund, who walked away from the final year of his contract with the New York Rangers in May and left behind $4 million US, will play the remainder of the season for free and not take up any cap space for MoDo.

"I'm really looking forward to playing with MoDo again and the fact that Peter and I will do it together is, of course, something really special," Naslund said in a statement. "I will do anything to get in shape and hope I can add something on the ice."

Naslund's retirement from the NHL was largely seen as a premature but was likely the result of a huge decline in production during his later years with the Vancouver Canucks and his short and rather unmemorable stint as a Ranger last season.

Forsberg, who is also not playing under a salary for MoDo, was the center of a yet another media frenzy after it was reported that he could be making a return to the NHL this season ...

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