CALGARY, Alberta (AP) _ Colorado forward Peter Forsberg hurt his shoulder and had to be helped off the ice during the Avalanche's 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday night.

Forsberg, who entered the night with 51 points from just 48 games, left with 2:04 left in the second period after being checked heavily into the boards by Flames defenseman Brad Werenka. No penalty was called.

The center favored his right shoulder as he came off the ice. The injury will be evaluated Saturday.

Forsberg, who led the Avalanche in points and assists a year ago, missed the first 23 games this season because of a torn shoulder muscle picked up in last spring's playoffs.

The result of Friday's game was not significant for either team. Calgary was eliminated from playoff contention Wednesday, and the Avalanche were already locked in as Northwest Division champions and third in the conference.

Serge Aubin scored his first NHL goal, and Joe Sakic and Milan Hejduk also tallied for Colorado, which won all six games against Calgary this season.

Jarome Iginla scored for the Flames.

Trailing 1-0 from the second minute of the game, Colorado tied it and then went ahead with a pair of breakaway goals 1:35 apart in the third period. With the Avalanche short-handed, Hejduk intercepted a Phil Housley pass and sent Sakic in alone at 6:27.

Aubin, serving the Colorado penalty, then jumped out of the penalty box, took a pass from Sakic and fired a shot over the shoulder of Flames goaltender Fred Brathwaite, who stopped 33 straight shots before the two breakaways.

Marc Denis made his second start in a row in net for the Avalanche and made 35 saves.

Colorado rested defensemen Ray Borque and Adam Foote.