Read this. Put your crap ass replacement players on the ice. The best hockey player in the world is probably done.
By Adrian Dater
Denver Post Staff Writer
Peter Forsberg of the Colorado Avalanche.
Peter Forsberg's career as a hockey player might be over.
At least that is what his father thinks, after the former Avalanche star suffered a serious concussion and broken collarbone in a playoff game tonight for his Swedish team, Modo.
"He's had his share of concussions, I think it is enough now (to cause him to retire)," Kent Forsberg, Modo's coach, told Swedish reporters.
In game four of a playoff series, Forsberg, 31, was cross-checked by Farjestads' Peter Nordstrom on just his second shift in his first game back after missing several weeks with a broken wrist.
Forsberg was helped off the ice by teammates, including NHL star Markus Naslund. He was able to leave the ice on his skates, but needed help and is expected to need surgery on his collarbone.
Modo is down 3-1 in the series.
The injury was the latest in a long succession that have plagued Forsberg's otherwise brilliant hockey career.
He suffered a handful of concussions with the Avalanche, the most serious probably coming in a 1997 playoff series with Edmonton, when he was knocked down by defenseman Bryan Muir.
His more serious injuries have been to his spleen and feet, including an ankle injury that kept him out for the entire 2001-02 regular season.
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He missed the final two rounds of the 2001 playoffs with a ruptured spleen. He also has had surgeries on his shoulders, groin area and thigh.
Forsberg had hinted he would return to the NHL after playing a year in Sweden. There was no guarantee it would be with the Avalanche, as he would have been eligible to be an unrestricted free agent for the coming season under the NHL's previous collective bargaining agreement.
Just ****** it all.