Reports throughout the internet suggest that forwards Peter Forsberg and Teemu Selanne are nearing a return to the NHL, with Selanne rumoured to be 1 or 2 weeks away.
Teemu would only be willing to return to the league as a Duck. He has been skating all season long in an effort to keep himself fit and ready to endure the rigors of the remainder of the 2007-08 season. The Ducks reportedly have a plan in place to accomodate the return of their beloved Finnish Flash, but details of those plans remain unknown at these times.
As for Forsberg, it seems that his return can be anticipated sometime around the trade deadline, either in late February or early March. The Flyers (the team closest to the salary cap in the NHL at this time with less than $250, 000 in spending room available) are also rumoured to have plans in place should 'Foppa' choose to head back to the city of brotherly love, and they apparently have a contract all drawn up already. It is also rumoured that the Canucks and Flames would make a big push to land Foppa, as well as "mini-Sweden" Detroit, Ottawa and Colorado. Frankly, depending on what Peter expects as a salary, I would expect all teams to make a pitch for Forsberg, pending proof of a return to health from the oft-injured superstar.