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Forsberg to Play Versus Flames

by Aaron Lopez / Colorado Avalanche
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.

Date           Away Team      Home Team   
Oct. 16#     Calgary 4          Colorado 5
Oct. 26*     Colorado 3        Calgary 2
Nov. 5        Calgary 1           Colorado 4
Nov. 20      Colorado 1        Calgary 4
Nov. 24      Calgary 5           Colorado 2
Feb. 26*    Colorado 3        Calgary 2
March 20   Colorado 1        Calgary 2

Stastny Streaking
Paul Stastny carries a five-game point streak into Monday’s contest against the Flames. The second-year center has totaled seven points (1g/6a) during that span and has recorded at least one assist in each contest.

In the last 10 games that Stastny has played (he missed Colorado’s March 20 matchup in Calgary with a case of the flu), he has totaled 12 points (3g/9a) while recording at least one point in nine of the contests.

Loose Pucks
Jose Theodore will get the start in goal against Calgary…Adam Foote, who has been off the ice for the past few days, may try to take part in Monday’s morning skate.
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