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Forsberg coming to Denver for Sakic’s night

Adrian Dater
The Denver Post

Former Avalanche star Peter Forsberg will be at the Pepsi Center Thursday night, but not to resume his NHL career with the Avs.

Forsberg will be on hand to attend Thursday’s season opener against the San Jose Sharks, and pay tribute to longtime former teammate Joe Sakic, whose number will be retired before the game.

“He has meant so much to me, that I feel I must be there,” Forsberg told Swedish reporters.

Forsberg’s health also made news today when he revealed he has a stress fracture in his right foot. Despite that setback, he played for MODO today in a Swedish League game against HV71, scoring its only goal in a 3-1 loss.

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