Updated: 6:16 PM Peter Forsberg skated with the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday for the first time since his surprise signing and return to the NHL two days earlier. Forsberg, who traveled to Vancouver from his native Sweden, skated for close to an hour, but is not expected to play against the Canucks on Wednesday night
Posted: 6:23 PM First, Peter Forsberg. Now, Adam Foote.
For the second time in two days, the Colorado Avalanche have brought back a player from their glory days.
The Avalanche announced today they acquired Foote from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a conditional first-round draft choice in 2008 or 2009 and a conditional fourth-round choice in 2009.
Yesterday, Colorado agreed to terms on a deal that brings Forsberg back to Denver for the rest of the current season.
Posted: 6:21 PM The Colorado Avalanche have acquired defenseman Ruslan Salei from the Florida Panthers.
In return, the Avs give up the rights to Karlis Skrastins and give Florida a third-round pick in this year's draft.
The deal was announced Tuesday, a day after Colorado agreed to terms on a deal that brings former MVP Peter Forsberg back to Denver for the rest of the current season.
Posted: 6:19 PM Neifi Perez agreed today to return to the Colorado Rockies on a minor league contract -- a goodwill gesture for one of the more popular players in club history.
Perez could earn 1 million dollars if he makes the 40-man roster and earns significant playing time, but the odds of that are slim because the organization is loaded with young, talented infielders.
The Rockies already have two candidates in Clint Barmes and Omar Quintanilla to replace Jamey Carroll as their utility infielder.
Posted: 6:04 PM Left-hander Jeff Francis will be the Opening Day starter when the Colorado Rockies begin defending their National League pennant at St. Louis on March 31st.
Manager Clint Hurdle broke from tradition Monday and made the announcement much earlier than usual.
Hurdle says Francis earned the opportunity by going 17-9 with a 4.22 ERA last year.
Posted: 5:59 PM The Colorado Avalanche and Peter Forsberg have agreed on a contract through the end of this season.
The 34-year-old has been struggling with a foot and ankle injury.
Forsberg played nine seasons with Avalanche and helped the team win two Stanley Cups. He won the Hart Trophy and appeared in seven All Star games.
Posted: 9:46 PM The 25-year-old rookie who helped fuel the Colorado Rockies' remarkable run to the World Series with his clutch bat off the bench is among four outfielders competing for two backup jobs with the NL champions.
Posted: 9:26 PM Andrew Cogliano's third-period goal helped the Edmonton Oilers end a three-game losing streak and ruin the return of Joe Sakic to the Colorado lineup by beating the Avalanche 3-2 Sunday night.
Updated: 3:24 PM Ben Gordon scored 37 points, and the revamped Chicago Bulls delivered one of their best offensive efforts in years in outscoring Denver 135-121.
The Bulls scored at least 30 points in all four quarters for the first time since 1997. Their 135 points were a season high.
Posted: 9:21 PM Chris Osgood stopped 18 shots for his 47th career shutout and the Detroit Red Wings snapped a six-game losing skid by blanking the Colorado Avalanche 4-0. Henrik Zetterberg scored twice.
Chris Chelios scored his first goal in four months. Valtteri Filppula had a power-play goal in the opening period for Detroit.
Updated: 3:26 PM Sled hockey is an alternative sport that uses the rules of hockey. Sled hockey began in the early 1960's in Stockholm Sweden. It moved to the United States in 1989 and Colorado joined those ranks in 1995. Sled Hockey has been a Paralympic sport since 1994, with Team USA earning the Gold medal in 2002 and the Bronze medal in 2006.
Posted: 3:59 PM Sitting in the silent Colorado clubhouse while the Boston Red Sox celebrated their World Series sweep at Coors Field last October isn't a pleasant memory for any of the Rockies.
Yet, right-hander Aaron Cook looks back at that night with some mixed emotions, at least.
He lost Game 4 despite allowing three runs over six stellar innings in a performance that showed he was healthy again after missing nearly three months with a strained side muscle.