Forsberg filed for arbitration Friday. Forsberg did not make an NHL appearance in 2018-19. The 26-year-old netminder posted a 15-17-1 record with AHL Rockford, along with a 2.64 GAA and .919 save percentage.
Forsberg received a qualifying offer from the Hurricanes on Tuesday, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports. Carolina just traded for Forsberg a day earlier, so it's no surprise the team opted to retain his rights. Forsberg will likely be AHL-bound come the 2019-20 season, though uncertainty in Carolina's net could lead to him sticking around with the big club should the Swede have a strong camp.
Forsberg and Gustav Forsling were traded to the Hurricanes from the Blackhawks in exchange for Calvin de Haan and Aleksi Saarela on Monday. A pending restricted free agent, Forsberg spent last season with AHL Rockford, posting a 2.64 GAA and .919 save percentage with a 15-17-1 record. In 35 NHL contests during the 2017-18 campaign, the 6-foot-3 Swede went 10-16-4 with a 2.97 GAA and .908 save percentage. Carolina's goalie situation is very murky at the moment, so it's unclear what the team's intentions with Forsberg will be.
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.
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