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Return of Forsberg, Foote boost Avs ticket sales

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche may be hovering around the middle of their division in the standings but that isn’t stopping fans from snapping up tickets.Ticket sales have soared for the remaining 10 home games thanks to this week’s return of standouts Peter Forsberg and Adam Foote.Team officials sold 5,000 tickets in the past couple of days, including 225 packages featuring the “stretch run” games.Paul Andrews of Kroenke Sports, which owns the Avalanche, says he’s never seen that many packages sold overnight.Forsberg and Foote were key players in the Avalanche’s Stanley Cup championship games, but left after the National Hockey League established a salary cap.