Forsberg hopes to play in Avs next homes

VANCOUVER - Star centre Peter Forsberg hopes to play in at least one of the Colorado Avalanche's next four home games.He made the statement Wednesday night before his new club took to the ice against the Vancouver Canucks in the final of a five-game NHL road trip."It felt good on the ice," he told a news conference after skating for the first time in North America after two surgeries to cure a nagging foot injury."I felt it was Kareem Martin Jersey great for me to get out and skate get some sweat going and hopefully I can start playing soon."Forsberg, 34, who re-signed with his former club on the weekend before Tuesday's NHL trade deadline, was one of the Chandler Jones Jersey last players off the ice but he said he's not yet in top game shape.The Avs play their next home game Saturday against the Los Angeles Kings but Forsberg did not fly home with the team. He has to remain in Vancouver until Pat Tillman Jersey paperwork allowing him to work in the U.S. is completed.He was whisked from practice to the U.S. Consulate in Vancouver. His return can't come too soon as the Avs began Wednesday's play two points out of the eighth and final Western Conference playoff berth."I don't know if it's going to be Saturday," Forsberg said of his first opportunity to play. "Of course you like to get in a real good practice before you start playing."I Haason Reddick Jersey hope everybody understands. It might take a few games to get back. I've been nursing the foot problem for a long time. I don't know how it's going to go. Of course I'm nervous to come back but I feel I wanted to come back and I hope I can do well but you never know."A sistant coaches worked him through conditioning, timing and shooting drills for nearly an hour, testing his recovery.