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Forsberg's comeback cut short by bothersome foot

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DENVER (AP) - The typically stoic Peter Forsberg was quite emotional as he announced he was stepping away from hockey because of a bothersome right foot that left him vulnerable on the ice.

Flanked by his fiancee, Forsberg choked up several times Monday as he pulled the plug on his latest comeback attempt after playing in just two games with the Colorado Avalanche.

He acknowledged he's through with the game, saying he "can't do it anymore." He leaves with no regrets, despite feeling "like a little kid that had candy stolen from."

The former NHL MVP has been plagued by a chronic foot ailment since 2003, robbing him of chunks of his career.

After an initial visa delay, Forsberg played in two road games with Colorado, scoring no points, before retiring.

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