Well, that didn’t last long. A press conference has been scheduled for 2:30 PM MT for Peter Forsberg’s impending retirement. Via official press release:
Colorado Avalanche forward Peter Forsberg will hold a press conference today (Monday, February 14) at 2:30 p.m. at Pepsi Center.
At that time, he will announce his retirement from the game of hockey.
The press conference will be held at The Ridgeline Restaurant on the club level.
Forsberg’s comeback attempt lasted just two games. The weeks leading up to ‘Foppa’s’ return were a sideshow like atmosphere for those following the team with rampant speculation on his potential impact.
Aborted comeback aside, Peter Forsberg was a fantastic hockey player and it’s a shame we never got the chance to truly realize his abilities. That said, was it worth if for the Avalanche to allow him one more shot in the NHL?