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October 10, 2020 03:04 PM
Oilers' Anton Forsberg: Finds new home in Edmonton
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Forsberg signed a one-year contract with the Oilers on Friday.

Forsberg has been solid in the AHL over the last two seasons with a .913 save percentage, but he's been unable to maintain a consistent role at the top level. With the Oilers bringing back Mike Smith to back up Mikko Koskinen, Forsberg will spend most of the season in the minors.

March 8, 2020 11:16 AM
Hurricanes' Anton Forsberg: Nets first win in OT
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Forsberg made 24 saves in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Islanders.

The 27-year-old collected his first NHL win in almost two years with a strong performance -- coincidentally, the last one also came against the Isles, a 3-1 Blackhawks victory on Mar. 24, 2018. Forsberg will continue to handle No. 1 duties for the Canes until Petr Mrazek (concussion) or James Reimer (lower body) gets healthy.

March 7, 2020 12:48 PM
Hurricanes' Anton Forsberg: In net for key road game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Forsberg will start Saturday's game against the Islanders.

Both Forsberg and Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss got the hook in their respective previous appearances, so Carolina's disadvantage in goal may not be as substantial as it has been recently with the team's top two goalies still on the mend. With three points separating the Islanders -- who hold the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference -- from the Hurricanes, this will be a game of massive importance for both clubs.

March 1, 2020 02:00 PM
Hurricanes' Anton Forsberg: Gets yanked
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Forsberg was pulled in the second period of Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to Montreal after allowing three goals on 20 shots.

He got the yank at 4:03 of the second after giving up two goals in 17 seconds. Forsberg was replaced by Alex Nedeljkovic, who made 18 saves in relief in a 4-3 overtime loss. The Canes are going to roll with the hot hand in the blue paint, so you need to own both guys. But neither is an ideal choice.

February 29, 2020 05:36 PM
Hurricanes' Anton Forsberg: Draws road start in Montreal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Forsberg is expected to start Saturday's road game versus the Canadiens, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.

With both Petr Mrazek (concussion) and James Reimer (lower body) out, it's Forsberg who will get the start on the second half of a back-to-back. He stopped 29 of 32 shots in a 3-2 loss to Colorado on Friday. Montreal has only three wins in its last 10 games and owns a 13-16-6 record at home in 2019-20, so this is a good matchup for Forsberg.

March 1, 2020 09:56 PM
Hurricanes' Anton Forsberg: Falls to Avs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Forsberg stopped 29 shots in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Avalanche.

Making his first NHL start since March 2017 when he was a Blackhawk, Forsberg didn't play badly but got hurt by some defensive zone breakdowns by the Hurricanes. The 27-year-old will split starts with Alex Nedeljkovic until Petr Mrazek (concussion) or James Reimer (lower body) is able to return to action.

February 28, 2020 11:00 AM
Hurricanes' Anton Forsberg: First goalie off
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Forsberg was the first goalie off the ice at Friday's game-day skate, Chip Alexander of The Raleigh News & Observer reports, indicating he will be in goal at home versus Colorado.

Forsberg will be making his debut appearance for Carolina after being called up from the minors following injuries to Petr Mrazek (concussion) and James Reimer (lower body). In his previous 45 NHL outings with Columbus and Chicago, the 27-year-old Forsberg registered a 11-24-4 record, 3.21 GAA and .901 save percentage. With the Swede taking the first game of the back-to-back, Alex Nedeljkovic figures to patrol the crease versus Montreal on Saturday.

February 23, 2020 05:40 PM
Hurricanes' Anton Forsberg: Called up by Carolina
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Hurricanes recalled Forsberg from AHL Charlotte on Sunday.

This move was expected, as Petr Mrazek (upper body) and James Reimer (lower body) both suffered potentially serious injuries in Saturday's win over the Maple Leafs. Alex Nedeljkovic was recalled as well. Forsberg has posted a .905 save percentage and 2.95 GAA over 27 AHL games this year. The Hurricanes may explore trade options as well, so there's no guarantee either is in net Tuesday versus the Stars.

September 30, 2019 01:16 PM
Hurricanes' Anton Forsberg: Lands on waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Forsberg was waived by the Hurricanes for the purpose of reassignment Monday, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.

The Hurricanes didn't have a roster spot for Forsberg with Petr Mrazek and James Reimer aboard, so this was expected. Forsberg isn't a lock to clear waivers since he played 35 games with the Blackhawks last year, registering a .908 save percentage, 2.97 GAA and a 10-16-4 record. Those numbers aren't great by any means, but he could be a decent backup for a team that's unsatisfied with their current goaltender options. If he does clear, he'll start the season with AHL Charlotte.

August 6, 2019 10:32 PM
Hurricanes' Anton Forsberg: Awarded one-year deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Forsberg earned a one-year, one-way contract from the Hurricanes on Tuesday worth $775,000, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

The fact that this is a one-way deal will create some problems for Carolina, as the club will now have to move Forsberg through waivers in order to get him down to the minors. With Petr Mrazek re-signed and James Reimer brought in via trade to serve as his backup, team brass likely will try to trade Forsberg rather than risk losing him for nothing as the Hurricanes likely won't want to carry three netminders into the regular season.

July 7, 2019 09:40 AM
Hurricanes' Anton Forsberg: Files for arbitration
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 25, 2019 03:12 PM
Hurricanes' Anton Forsberg: Rights retained by 'Canes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 25, 2019 02:00 AM
Hurricanes' Anton Forsberg: Heading to Carolina
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 22, 2018 12:13 PM
Blackhawks' Anton Forsberg: Placed on waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 7, 2018 02:08 AM
Blackhawks' Anton Forsberg: Slated for backup duties
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 4, 2018 02:36 PM
Blackhawks' Anton Forsberg: Picks up injury during practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 27, 2018 11:37 PM
Blackhawks' Anton Forsberg: Stops 21 in 2-1 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 27, 2018 12:01 AM
Blackhawks' Anton Forsberg: Starting against Ottawa
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 26, 2018 11:53 AM
Blackhawks' Anton Forsberg: Yields two from high-flying Wings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Forsberg allowed two goals -- including a shorthanded score -- from the Red Wings in Tuesday's 8-6 home loss.

Forsberg stepped in after watching Cam Ward surrender six goals on 17 shots. The entire Blackhawks defense faltered in this one, and Forsberg now owns a 3.75 GAA and .864 save percentage through two preseason appearances. As long as Corey Crawford (concussion) remains out of commission, Forsberg should be considered the interim backup to Ward, who signed a one-year, $3 million deal in July after 13 seasons with the Hurricanes.

September 20, 2018 11:29 PM
Blackhawks' Anton Forsberg: Strong outing Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Forsberg played the first half of Thursday's eventual 4-2 preseason road loss to the Red Wings. He only allowed one goal on 14 shots before handing the reins to Finnish prospect Kevin Lankinen.

Forsberg apparently has a tenuous grip on a roster spot with Chicago, but this solid preseason tuneup will certainly be taken into consideration by team brass as the season draws closer and final cuts are made. While the status of Corey Crawford (concussion) is the main focus for the Blackhawks when it comes to their goalie picture, it's safe to assume GM Stan Bowman wouldn't have signed veteran Cam Ward for one year and $3 million if he was confident in Forsberg's game.

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