Peter Forsberg returning to NHL

Updated: February 6, 2011, 4:45 PM ET
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Peter Forsberg is returning to the NHL.

The former league MVP signed a contract with the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday and joined the team on its charter to Phoenix. He had practiced with the Avalanche at the team's facility before meeting with general manager Greg Sherman and signing the deal.

"Peter believes he can compete at the NHL level based on how his workouts went," Sherman said. "He will provide additional leadership to our club and he will have ...

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