Forsberg might take his Hart and go home

Updated: June 13, 2003, 11:48 AM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
After taking a season off because of injuries and capping off his phenomenal return season with the Hart Trophy as the league MVP, Colorado Avalanche forward Peter Forsberg doesn't sound like a player eager to come back to the grind of the NHL.

Forsberg returned to North America on Thursday night to pick up the Hart along with the Art Ross Trophy for leading the league in scoring, but he's still leaving open the possibility that he'll play in Sweden next season instead of re-signing with the Avalanche.

"I haven't decided yet, so we'll see what happens," Forsberg, who will be a restricted free agent July 1, told reporters at the league's award ceremonies in Toronto. "I said I was going to take a couple of weeks after the season, but you know, it won't be too long until I've got to make up my mind."