January 21 2011 Last updated at 06:42 PM ET
Peter Forsberg to Start Practicing With Avalanche
Injuries limited him for much of his career, and really started to derail him in 2003 as he never played more than 57 games over his final four seasons in the NHL. While he hasn't played this season, he spent the previous two years in the Swedish Elite League but was still limited to just 26 games over that period -- not including his appearance with the Swedish Olympic team during the 2010 Games in Vancouver -- due to injury.
Said Forsberg in a statement released by the Avalanche, "I need to see where I am physically and practicing with NHL players is the best way to find that out."
The Avalanche aren't really lacking quality scoring depth entering this weekend as the fourth-highest scoring team in the NHL, but did just lose Tomas Fleischmann for the remainder of the season. Even if Forsberg does complete the comeback, he's clearly not going to be the dominant force he was in the mid-late 90's when he and Joe Sakic were forming the best 1-2 punch in the NHL down the middle, but it's still fun to look back at just how dominant a player he was, even though he always seemed to be fighting injury.