Forsberg Makes Debut Against Vancouver

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Peter Forsberg made his season debut for Colorado Tuesday night against Vancouver, a much-needed boost for the injury-riddled Avalanche.

The Swedish forward says his ailing right foot felt healthy enough to play after Tuesday morning's skate-around.

Forsberg says he's not worried about his foot or his fitness level, but he is concerned about living up to expectations.

He's just asking everyone for a little patience as he gets back on the ice.

Forsberg is returning at a good time for the Avalanche, who lost scoring threats Marek Svatos and Ryan Smyth to injuries during a game against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.

Svatos will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL.

Smyth is out indefinitely after suffering a concussion and shoulder separation on a violent check into the glass.

He had to be carried off on a stretcher.