Peter Forsberg to Officially Retire from NHL Today, Ending Return with Avalanche

Nico GodaContributor IFebruary 14, 2011

COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 11:  Peter Forsberg #21 of the Colorado Avalanche warms up prior to the start of the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on February 11, 2011 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Forsberg is making his debut with the Avalanche after a three year absence from the NHL. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
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Peter Forsberg's latest comeback is coming to an end, as the Colorado Avalanche announced today that Forsberg will hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m. MST to officially retire.

Forsberg played two games in his latest comeback with the Avalanche and was a minus-four with four penalty minutes and no points.

Forsberg recently tried to resume his NHL career after numerous injuries left him unfit to play at the level he wanted to, as he did not play for any professional hockey team in the first half of the 2010-11 season. He practiced with the Colorado Avalanche a few weeks prior to signing a prorated $1 million contract for the rest of this season.

The Avalanche are struggling this season and Forsberg was expected to help rectify their offensive struggles, while adding some veteran leadership to a team that features players who weren't born when he started his career. 

This latest development is a sad one in a spectacular career that has been plagued by injuries.

It looks like Forsberg will finally hang his skates and the last thing Colorado fans will see will be his inevitable jersey retirement ceremony.