DENVER — Peter Forsberg always realized it was nothing personal, just business. Now he's back for another run.
Forsberg, who said this month he would not play in the NHL this season, agreed to a $5-million, one-year deal Monday with the Avalanche. He won two Stanley Cups with Colorado before their split following the league's lockout in 2004-05.
"There were no hard feelings," Forsberg said of his departure due to salary-cap reasons. "We went our separate ways as good friends."
Colorado decided his ailing foot was worth the risk. Forsberg will earn about $1-million since there are about six weeks left in the regular season.
BLUES: Defenseman Barret Jackman signed a four-year contract extension a day ahead of the trade deadline. Jackman, 26, was due to become a free agent after the season.
OILERS: Ethan Moreau (broken bone, left leg) will miss the rest of the regular season.
PREDATORS: Forward David Legwand has been charged with driving under the influence, police say. Legwand was pulled over Feb. 15 near downtown Nashville.
RANGERS: Defenseman Paul Mara was scheduled for facial surgery and will miss two weeks. He was hit Saturday by Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta.
RED WINGS: Darren McCarty returned, signing a one-year deal after playing in the AHL this year. McCarty played for Detroit from 1993 to 2004,
STARS: Defenseman Philippe Boucher (shoulder) was activated after missing 38 games.
|Flyers win shootout 2-1|
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Daniel Briere scored the clinching shootout goal in helping the Flyers snap a 10-game losing streak.Flyers forward Jesse Boulerice played his first NHL game — then got into a fight on his first shift — since serving a 25-game suspension for a hit in October.
First—1, Buffalo, Roy 24 (Spacek), 6:31. 2, Buffalo, MacArthur 8 (Pominville, Connolly), 6:42. 3, Buffalo, Pominville 18 (Connolly, Spacek), 14:16. 4, Philadelphia, Carter 20 (Knuble, Jones), 14:33. 5, Philadelphia, Hartnell 20 (Thoresen), 16:21. Penalties—Boulerice, Phi, minor-major (slashing, fighting), 3:02; Peters, Buf, major (fighting), 3:02; Downie, Phi (goalie interference), 16:34.
Second—None. Penalties—Cote, Phi (tripping), 3:54; Vanek, Buf (tripping), 5:00; Smith, Phi (holding), 6:00; Mair, Buf (holding), 9:04; Upshall, Phi (diving), 18:49; Spacek, Buf (hooking), 18:49; Tallinder, Buf (hooking), 19:48.
Third—6, Philadelphia, Umberger 12 (Coburn, Knuble), 12:45 (pp). Penalties—Kotalik, Buf (hooking), 3:39; Pominville, Buf (delay of game), 12:29.
Shootout—Philadelphia 2 (Timonen NG, Carter G, Briere G). Buffalo 1 (Connolly NG, Kotalik G, Roy NG). Shots—Philadelphia 11-9-12-3—35. Buffalo 12-11-5-1—29. Power plays—Philadelphia 1 of 5; Buffalo 0 of 4. Goalies—Philadelphia, Biron 21-16-5 (29 shots-26 saves). Buffalo, Miller 28-20-7 (35-32). A—18,690 (18,690). T—2:51. Referees—Mike Hasenfratz, Dave Jackson. Linesmen—Steve Miller, Mark Shewchyk.
OTTAWA — After exercising his no-trade clause with today's deadline looming, Mats Sundin scored on the power play in the first for the Maple Leafs.
First—1, Toronto, Sundin 26 (Kaberle), 8:19 (pp). Penalties—Stajan, Tor (high-sticking), 1:21; Heatley, Ott (interference), 7:49; Kubina, Tor (holding stick), 18:46.
Second—2, Toronto, Tucker 13 (Blake, Stajan), 6:21 (pp). 3, Toronto, Kubina 6 (Tucker, Stajan), 8:46. 4, Toronto, Tucker 14 (Stajan, Blake), 12:14 (pp). 5, Toronto, Moore 4 (Kilger), 17:35. Penalties—Ottawa bench, served by Foligno (too many men), 4:40; McCabe, Tor (interference), 6:41; Spezza, Ott (goalie interference), 10:16; Kaberle, Tor (tripping), 13:25; Donovan, Ott (holding), 18:55.
Third—None. Penalties—None. Shots—Toronto 8-13-6—27. Ottawa 11-6-14—31. Power plays—Toronto 3 of 4; Ottawa 0 of 4. Goalies—Toronto, Toskala 24-19-5 (31 shots-31 saves). Ottawa, Emery 12-11-4 (21-16), Gerber (0:00 third, 6-6). A—19,861 (19,153). T—2:17. Referees—Greg Kimmerly, Kelly Sutherland. Linesmen—Pierre Champoux, Tony Sericolo.