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A new roadblock for Peter Forsberg’s comeback: ‘immigration issues’

Peter Forsberg

Peter Forsberg, of Sweden, wipes his face during a morning skate with Colorado Avalanche before the Avalanche play the Boston Bruins in an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 in Denver. Forsberg says his heart fully supports a return to the NHL. The 37-year-old is now trying to determine if his bothersome right foot will cooperate. (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez)


It’s unclear what the latest Peter Forsberg Comeback Tour will ultimately resemble; it could be a train wreck or a pleasant cruise down memory lane. Yet even the most ardent supporters of the future Hall of Famer’s return would probably admit that it will have its fair share of bumpy moments.

While most of those problems will likely be related to his health - particularly an eternally wonky foot - immigration issues present the latest hurdle for the return of Foppa.

The Globe & Mail reports that Forsberg “left the country” to sort out his immigration status after participating in a morning skate with the Colorado Avalanche. The veteran forward has already been ruled out for tonight’s game against the Phoenix Coyotes, but it remains to be seen if he can get things sorted out soon enough to play against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday or the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday.