Forsberg is expected to be waived by the Blackhawks, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Despite concerns about Corey Crawford's health -- he's been dealing with an upper-body injury -- Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville is optimistic that the team's top goalie will be ready for training camp, and the bench boss reportedly has no plans to staff three goalies on the active roster. With veteran goalie Cam Ward in tow having signed a one-year, $3 million deal, Forsberg should be the odd-man out. The Swede posted a 10-16-4 record, 2.97 GAA and .908 save percentage over 35 games last season. His campaign had been cut short by an undisclosed issue, but there's been nothing to suggest that he's still limited in that regard.
Forsberg (undisclosed) will miss the rest of the season, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The Blackhawks only have four games remaining on their schedule, so this news doesn't necessarily suggest Forsberg's dealing with a long-term injury. The 25-year-old netminder will battle for Chicago's backup role in training camp next season, but he'll end the 2017-18 campaign having compiled a 10-16-4 record while posting a 2.97 GAA and .908 save percentage in 35 appearances.
Forsberg (undisclosed) was injured during warmups and will not start Thursday against the Jets, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The 25-year-old Swede has acted as Chicago's No. 1 goalie in the absence of Corey Crawford (concussion) but now he's injured as well. Next up for the team is Collin Delia, who was supposed to make his NHL debut on Friday but will instead get the nod for Thursday. Forsberg's status for Friday's contest remains unclear at this point.
Forsberg will tend the twine against the Jets on Thursday, Eric Lear of the Blackhawks' official site reports. Forsberg has just one win in his previous five outings, along with a .903 save percentage and 3.22 GAA. Replacing Corey Crawford (concussion) was always going to be a tall task, but the 24-year-old Forsberg has really struggled, as he is 10-16-4 in his 35 appearances this season. Recently recalled Collin Delia should get a look down the stretch, which should be a concern for Forsberg owners heading into the 2018-19 campaign.
Forsberg saved 35 of 38 shots and two of four shootout attempts during Monday's 4-3 loss to San Jose. The Sharks entered with wins in 10 of their past 12 contests, including seven straight, so Forsberg holding the reeling Blackhawks in this game was impressive. He's been receiving the majority of starts of late with Corey Crawford (concussion) out of action, and against favorable opponents, Forsberg is a potential starting option. However, with a .908 save percentage and 2.97 GAA for the campaign, fantasy owners shouldn't be confused about what they're signing up for.
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