The former Avs star is now unrestricted and free to sign with any club in the league once the NHL re-opens its doors.
DENVER (CP) -- Superstar centre Peter Forsberg is eager to return to the NHL next season.
"I'm looking forward to next year," Forsberg told the Rocky Mountain News in Friday's edition.Forsberg, who turns 32 next month, will be unrestricted free agent once the lockout ends and available to the highest bidder. But he favours returning to the Colorado Avalanche if they can fit him under the new terms of the salary cap."I've always had a good time playing (in Denver) and I've always had a good team," he said. "There's a lot of things that have to work out, but I've always liked it here in Colorado. Everything's got to be worked out. I wouldn't have any problem coming back."Forsberg played for his hometown club Modo in Sweden this past season. The Avs tendered him a $9.5-million US qualifying offer to retain his rights last summer as a restricted free agent, but he's now unrestricted and free to sign with any club in the league once the NHL re-opens its doors."If something could be worked out in Colorado, he'd be happy," Forsberg's agent, Don Baizley, told the Denver Post last week. "But he knows very well that it's a whole new ball game here."
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