Last Game
Sat, Feb 24
vs Washington Capitals (26-21-9)
  • Amerant Bank Arena
Final / OT

Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
34-12-13 81
38-16-4 80
33-16-8 74
31-20-6 68
31-23-5 67
26-27-4 56
25-27-3 53
22-28-8 52

2023 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 19 28 40 21:51 39

Top Gustav Forsling News

  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Nets winner in OT

    Forsling netted the game-winning goal in overtime Saturday in a 3-2 victory over Washington.

    Forsling scored on a slap shot from the right face-off circle off a pass from Sam Bennett, who started the play by stealing the puck in the Florida zone. Forsling has six points, including two goals, and seven shots in his last six contests. He's the Panthers' top scorer from the blue line, providing 28 points (nine goals, 19 assists) in 57 outings. The defenseman also possesses an NHL-best plus-40 rating. Forsling appears poised to hit the 40-point mark for the second straight year.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Good to go Saturday

    Forsling (undisclosed) will be available to play versus Washington on Saturday, according to Steve Goldstein of Bally Sports Florida.

    Forsling managed to log only 4:52 of ice time versus Carolina on Thursday before he was injured. The defenseman has eight goals and 27 points in 56 games this season. He will pair up on the first unit with Aaron Ekblad in Saturday's contest.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Exits Thursday's game

    Forsling won't complete Thursday's game because of an undisclosed injury.

    Forsling entered the evening with eight goals, 27 points, 37 PIM, 72 hits and 78 blocks in 55 contests. He logged just 4:52 of ice time Thursday and recorded one hit before exiting the game. If Forsling can't play Saturday versus Washington, then Josh Mahura will likely draw back into the lineup.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Dishes two helpers Thursday

    Forsling picked up two assists, one on the power play, in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Sabres.

    The 27-year-old continues to get onto the scoresheet. Forsling has piled up two goals and eight points over his last 10 games, a stretch in which he's also produced 16 blocked shots, 17 shots on net, 17 hits and a plus-8 rating. He still skates in the shadow of Aaron Ekblad and Brandon Montour on the Florida blue line, but Forsling's all-around development has him on pace for a career-best campaign -- he's already tied his career high with 69 hits, and his plus-35 rating is third in the NHL behind the Canucks duo of Quinn Hughes and Filip Hronek.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Two helpers in Wednesday's win

    Forsling picked up two assists in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Coyotes.

    Both helpers came in the first period as the Panthers seized control of the game with three goals in the first 10 minutes. Forsling sat out Monday's game for personal reasons but that didn't seem to slow down his productive January -- the 27-year-old blueliner has three goals and nine points in 10 contests on the month.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Set to play Wednesday

    Forsling (personal) is expected to be in the lineup Wednesday versus Arizona.

    Forsling missed Monday's 4-1 win over Nashville. He has seven goals, 19 points, 35 PIM, 51 hits and 62 blocks in 45 contests this season. Forsling's return might result in Josh Mahura being a healthy scratch against the Coyotes.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Unavailable Monday

    Forsling (personal) will not play Monday against Nashville, George Richards of Florida Hockey Now reports.

    Forsling is away from the team on family leave but is expected to return Wednesday against Arizona. The 27-year-old has seven goals and 19 points through 45 games this season. Josh Mahura will suit up in Forsling's absence Monday.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Contributes helper in win

    Forsling posted an assist, two shots on goal and four blocked shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Golden Knights.

    Forsling set up Carter Verhaeghe's tally in the second period to give Florida a 3-1 lead. With five points over his last six outings, Forsling has gotten his offense on track after a mostly quiet start to the campaign. He's up to 14 points, 85 shots on net, 55 blocked shots, 39 hits, 33 PIM and a plus-21 rating over 38 appearances. With the Panthers' blue line at full health, Forsling hasn't seen much power-play time lately, but his even-strength offense is enough to justify a roster spot in some fantasy formats.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Fights, scores Tuesday

    Forsling had a goal and 17 penalty minutes in Florida's 4-1 win over Arizona on Tuesday.

    Forsling fought Arizona's Jason Zucker late in the second period, drawing an instigator minor penalty, fighting major and 10-minute misconduct. After serving his time, Forsling collected an empty-net goal at 17:39 of the third frame. The game highlights the type of player the 27-year-old defenseman is for Florida -- a physical presence who also chips in offensively. Forsling has five goals, 13 points, a plus-21 rating, 33 PIM, 83 shots, 39 hits and 51 blocks in 37 outings this year.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Two-point effort in win

    Forsling produced a goal and an assist while adding three shots on net, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Blue Jackets.

    Both points came in the first period as Florida grabbed a 2-1 lead. It was Forsling's first multi-point performance of the season, odd timing considering he's lost his spot on the power play with Brandon Montour and Aaron Ekblad back in action. Forsling has a meager three goals and nine points in 27 games, but his 55 shots, 37 blocked shots, 24 hits and stellar plus-17 rating give him added fantasy value in formats that utilize a broader range of categories.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Notches assist in win

    Forsling produced an assist, two blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Capitals.

    Forsling has gotten on the scoresheet in each of the last two games. He set up an Evan Rodrigues tally in the third period Wednesday. Playing heavy defensive minutes has taken a toll on Forsling's offense -- he's at three points, 26 shots on net, 18 blocked shots and a plus-9 rating through 12 appearances.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Provides second goal of 2023-24

    Forsling netted a goal in a 5-4 overtime win over Columbus on Monday.

    Forsling snapped a three-game scoring drought to provide his second goal and point in 11 outings this year. His marker came early in the first period to put Florida ahead 2-0. Forsling had 13 goals and 41 points in 82 contests last season and went into Monday's action averaging 24:28 of ice time per game, so he should start to pick up the offensive pace as the campaign progresses.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Pots PP tally Saturday

    Forsling scored a power-play goal in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Kraken.

    The blueliner sparked Florida's rally from a 2-0 deficit midway through the second period when he blasted a slapshot through some traffic past Joey Daccord. It was Forsling's first goal, and first point, of the season, but the 27-year-old has maintained a presence on the Panthers' power play despite his early struggles. With Aaron Ekblad (shoulder) and Brandon Montour (shoulder) not expected back until late November, Forsling still has some time to take advantage of that assignment.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Nabs assist in loss

    Forsling picked up an assist and dished out two hits in Tuesday's 9-3 loss to the Golden Knights in Game 5.

    Forsling registered three assists over the last six games of the Panthers' playoff run. The 27-year-old defenseman finished the postseason with just eight points, a plus-7 rating, 36 shots on net, 32 blocked shots and 19 hits over 21 contests. He's entering the final year of his contract at a $2.67 million cap hit, and after a career-high 41 points in 82 contests in 2022-23, he'll likely be set for a raise if he signs an extension with Florida.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Generates helper

    Forsling logged an assist, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Golden Knights in Game 3.

    Forsling had the secondary helper on Carter Verhaeghe's game-winning goal at 4:27 of overtime. This was Forsling's third assist over his last 10 games. The 26-year-old blueliner hasn't had a huge scoring impact with seven points in 19 playoff outings, but he's been solid defensively with a plus-9 rating, 32 blocked shots and 17 hits.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: First career playoff game-winner

    Forsling scored the game-winning goal Thursday in a 3-2 victory over Toronto in Game 2.

    Forsling took a pass across the slot from Matthew Tkachuk and shot past Ilya Samsonov's blocker from the left circle at 1:06 of the second period. He has four points (two goals, two assists) in nine playoff games after delivering a career-high 41 points in 82 regular-season games. Forsling had three shots, one hit and one blocked shot in 22:06 on Thursday. The goal was his first career game-winning playoff goal.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 186 lbs
Birthplace: Linkoping, Sweden
Age: 27
Experience: 6
Shoots: Left