Monday, March 24, 2008

Forsberg Playing Tonight vs Flames

http://avalanche.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=357859


The Colorado Avalanche will be bolstered by the return of Peter Forsberg during Monday night's game against the Calgary Flames.

After taking part in a full practice Sunday at Family Sports Center and participating in today's morning skate, the Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, native pronounced himself ready to return to the lineup.

"It should be exciting to get back again. It’s tough to sit out, especially like this at the end of the year," said Forsberg. "It feels great to be back and to be in the mix again. We’re playing for two big points tonight."

Monday’s game will mark the eighth and final meeting of the regular season between the clubs, with Colorado winning four of the first seven matchups. The results between the Avs and Flames have been a bit strange this year, with a trio of three-goal games being sandwiched in between four games decided by one goal.



Great news for the Avalanche who really need a good 60-minute effort tonight to beat the Flames. The staff should be monitoring Forsberg and try to not overplay him yet.

Look for him to be on a line with Sakic and Jones.

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