40-Year-Old Center – Free Agent
Peter Forsberg Contract Information:
Forsberg signed a prorated, one-year, $1M contract with the Avalanche in February 2011.
As previously reported, Forsberg announced his retirement from professional hockey at a news conference Monday.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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Once again, Forsberg missed most of the 2006-07 season with an assortment of injuries, the worst being a recurring foot problem. He did finish with 15 points in the 17 regular season games he did skate in, which shows just how valuable he is when he's playing, even if he's not completely healthy. He's only played in 57 regular season games in two seasons, but has 55 points in them. Foot and hernia issues have his status for the 2007-08 season in doubt, though the latest is he's skating again and may be looking to hook on with an NHL team sometime early in 2008. He's a free man, so the number of suitors that time of year would be high.
All Forsberg has to do to put up major numbers is stay healthy. Forsberg had ankle surgery this offseason, but he is expected to be ready for training camp. If he stays healthy all season, Forsberg could lead the league in scoring. Just remember he could just as easily end up hurt and only playing in 20 games.
A fantasy stud, Forsberg should excel playing in Philadelphia, playing on a line with Jeff Carter and Simon Gagne. If Forsberg stays healthy, a 20 goal & 70 assist season is realistic.