Forsberg to practise with Avalanche this weekend

Former NHL star Peter Forsberg plans to start practising with the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.

Peter Forsberg is seen in action for his hometown club Modo in the Swedish league ice hockey match against Skelleftea in Ornskoldsvik

Peter Forsberg is seen in action for his hometown club Modo in the Swedish league ice hockey match against Skelleftea in Ornskoldsvik

DENVER — Former NHL star Peter Forsberg plans to start practising with the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.

The Avalanche said Friday the 37-year-old Swede will join the team during a morning skate before an afternoon game against the Boston Bruins.

He says he wants to see where he’s at physically and practising with NHL players is the best way to do that.

Forsberg has battled injuries throughout his career. Just last month there were reports out of Sweden that suggested Forsberg had decided he wasn’t healthy enough to continue playing hockey.

He spent last season with MODO of the Swedish Elite League but was limited to just 23 games due to a chronic foot problem.

Forsberg also played for Sweden at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

He won two Stanley Cups titles with Colorado and was the league’s MVP in 2003.

In 706 NHL games, Forsberg recorded 249 goals with 636 assists.