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Peter Forsberg scores in return to hockey in Swedish Elite League

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STOCKHOLM - Peter Forsberg returned to pro hockey Thursday night, scoring the opening goal in a 4-1 win for hometown club Modo against Skelleftea in the Swedish Elite League.

Forsberg, one of the few players to win a Stanley Cup, Olympic gold medal and world championship, said he almost forgot how to score.

"It was such a long time ago that I almost forgot what to do afterward," he told Swedish news agency TT.

The 36-year-old forward made a late-season return to the Colorado Avalanche last year, but injuries kept him out of nine of 18 regular-season NHL games and three of four games in the second round of the playoffs.

Playing before a sellout crowd at Swedbank Arena, Forsberg scored at 15:21 in the first.

He picked up a pass from behind the net, skated in front of goalie Andreas Hadelov, faked a defenceman and fired the puck into the corner.

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