The Blackhawks placed Forsling (shoulder) on injured reserve Saturday. Forsling's placement on IR was made retroactive to Dec. 5, which means he won't be eligible to return until Friday's game against the Jets. The Blackhawks are reportedly actively shopping Brandon Manning and Jan Rutta, but if they're unable to move either of those skaters prior to Forsling's return to health, they may opt to send the 22-year-old blueliner to AHL Rockford.
Forsling won't play Thursday against Vegas due to a minor shoulder injury, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports. The Swedish blueliner evidently played through the injury during Wednesday's 4-2 loss to Anaheim, so it shouldn't keep him sidelined for long. Jan Rutta will replace Forsling in the lineup for Thursday's clash with the Golden Knights.
The Blackhawks recalled Forsling from AHL Rockford on Tuesday. Forsling has played pretty well in the minors this campaign, picking up two assists while registering a plus-1 rating in five appearances. The Swedish netminder will look to shore up a leaky Blackhawks defense that's allowing 3.72 goals per game this campaign, 30th in the NHL.
Forsling (wrist) has been given the green light to suit up in the minors, Eric Lear of the Blackhawks' official site reports. Forsling -- who was activated off non-roster, injured reserve and sent to AHL Rockford on Monday -- will likely spend some time getting up to game speed in the minors before the team considers bringing him back to the NHL. The emergence of Henri Jokiharju may have cost Forsling a chance at playing regular minutes with the Blackhawks this season.
Forsling (wrist) was assigned to AHL Rockford on Monday, Scott Powers of The Athletic reports. Forsling is currently on injured reserve and isn't expected back until November. This move could be a precursor to the defenseman playing some games in the AHL to get back into the swing of things after he gets healthy.
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