Forsling was a healthy scratch for Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Ducks. Brent Seabrook is now healthy and coach Jeremy Colliton has clearly enjoyed what Slater Koekkoek has brought to the Blackhawks' lineup, so Forsling will likely continue to split time with Carl Dahlstrom as Chicago's seventh defenseman down the stretch.
Forsling (upper body) is not expected back in the lineup soon, as coach Jeremy Colliton told reporters, "His return isn't imminent, but I don't think it's going to be super long term," Scott Powers of The Athletic reports. At best, Forsling could be considered week-to-week at this point based on Colliton's comments. The blueliner has played in just 19 of a possible 37 games this season due to various injuries. Even once cleared to play, the Swede could struggle for consistent minutes, limiting his fantasy value.
Chicago placed Forsling (upper torso) on injured reserve Wednesday. The Blackhawks have yet to release any details regarding a potential timetable for Forsling's recovery, but he'll miss the team's next contest at a minimum now that he's on IR. Brandon Davidson will fill in as Chicago's seventh defensemen until Forsling is cleared to return.
Forsling (upper body) will not be in the lineup against Calgary on Monday, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports. There still hasn't been much information regarding the severity of Forsling's injury or a timetable for his return, but Monday will be the second straight game he'll miss. His next chance to suit up will be Wednesday against the Predators.
Forsling (upper body) will not be in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Penguins. Forsling has battled a slew of injuries this season and his upper-body issue is just another on the list. The Swedish blueliner has two goals and six points in 19 games this season. He'll be considered day-to-day until another update is available.
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