Forsberg was placed on waivers Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Forsberg has not played a single game this season and now that Corey Crawford is healthy and ready for regular action, this was a move that needed to be made by Chicago's front office. If Forsberg goes unclaimed, the 25-year-old netminder will report to AHL Rockford.
Forsberg (undisclosed) is expected to back up Cam Ward on Saturday against St. Louis, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports. Forsberg picked up a minor injury during Thursday's practice, but he was never expected to be sidelined for long. The Swedish netminder could make his first start of the campaign Sunday against the Maple Leafs.
Forsberg was hit by a puck during Thursday's game-day skate and will miss the clash with Ottawa, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports. Forsberg was slated to serve as the No. 2 behind Cam Ward with Corey Crawford (concussion) sidelined, but instead the Hawks will bring in Chris Delia from AHL Rockford. Initial indications are that Forsberg won't miss any significant amount of time and should be capable of serving as the backup again soon.
Forsberg's 21 saves weren't enough in Thursday's 2-1 preseason loss to the Senators. Forsberg wasn't bad in this one, but Ottawa counterpart Mike Condon was a bit better, with 27 saves on 28 shots. This solid showing probably earned Forsberg an opportunity to back up Cam Ward to start the season, though a demotion to the AHL is almost certainly awaiting the Swede once Corey Crawford (concussion) returns.
Forsberg will start between the pipes in Thursday's preseason matchup with the Senators, Eric Lear of the Blackhawks' official site reports. With Corey Crawford (concussion) still hurting, Forsberg is currently in a battle with Collin Delia for the right to back up Cam Ward at the start of the campaign, so he'll be especially motivated to have a good showing against Ottawa. The 25-year-old Swede has struggled thus far this preseason, currently owning an ugly 3.75 GAA and .864 save percentage through two appearances.
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