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Forsberg's comeback cut short

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DENVER (AP) - Colorado Avalanche forward Peter Forsberg is retiring from the NHL after playing in just two games during his latest comeback.

A chronic foot ailment cut short Forsberg's career. He made a brief return in 2008 and didn't play in the NHL again until this month. After a visa delay, he took the ice in just two games, scoring no points, before deciding to call it a career.

The former league MVP will hold a news conference Monday afternoon before the team's game against the Calgary Flames.

Just one week ago, Forsberg signed a $1 million deal to play the rest of the season for the team he helped lead to two Stanley Cup titles.

Forsberg was arguably the best two-way player in the NHL during his heyday, leading the Avalanche to Stanley Cup titles in 1996 and 2001, and earning both the Hart Trophy and league MVP in 2003.

He started having problems with his right foot over the next few years and ended up going back to his native Sweden after appearing in nine regular-season games and seven postseason games in 2007-08. Forsberg played for his hometown club MoDo the past couple of years and his foot held up enough that he decided to give the NHL another shot.

After his immigration issues were cleared up, Forsberg played in games at Nashville and Columbus, both losses. Monday was supposed to mark his home debut.

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