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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Forsberg is in line to get the start in goal in Thursday's preseason game against the Red Wings, Eric Lear of the Blackhawks' official site reports.
Forsberg wasn't great last season, registering a 10-16-4 record while posting a sub-par 2.97 GAA and .908 save percentage in 35 appearances. As long as Corey Crawford (concussion) is cleared in time for the regular-season opener, Cam Ward will take over as the team's backup, at which point Forsberg will likely be placed on waivers. If and when he clears waivers, the 25-year-old Swede will head to AHL Rockford, where he'll almost certainly remain for the majority of the 2018-19 campaign.
Forsberg is expected to be waived by the Blackhawks, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Despite concerns about Corey Crawford's health -- he's been dealing with an upper-body injury -- Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville is optimistic that the team's top goalie will be ready for training camp, and the bench boss reportedly has no plans to staff three goalies on the active roster. With veteran goalie Cam Ward in tow having signed a one-year, $3 million deal, Forsberg should be the odd-man out. The Swede posted a 10-16-4 record, 2.97 GAA and .908 save percentage over 35 games last season. His campaign had been cut short by an undisclosed issue, but there's been nothing to suggest that he's still limited in that regard.
Forsberg (undisclosed) will miss the rest of the season, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
The Blackhawks only have four games remaining on their schedule, so this news doesn't necessarily suggest Forsberg's dealing with a long-term injury. The 25-year-old netminder will battle for Chicago's backup role in training camp next season, but he'll end the 2017-18 campaign having compiled a 10-16-4 record while posting a 2.97 GAA and .908 save percentage in 35 appearances.
Forsberg (undisclosed) was injured during warmups and will not start Thursday against the Jets, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
The 25-year-old Swede has acted as Chicago's No. 1 goalie in the absence of Corey Crawford (concussion) but now he's injured as well. Next up for the team is Collin Delia, who was supposed to make his NHL debut on Friday but will instead get the nod for Thursday. Forsberg's status for Friday's contest remains unclear at this point.
Forsberg will tend the twine against the Jets on Thursday, Eric Lear of the Blackhawks' official site reports.
Forsberg has just one win in his previous five outings, along with a .903 save percentage and 3.22 GAA. Replacing Corey Crawford (concussion) was always going to be a tall task, but the 24-year-old Forsberg has really struggled, as he is 10-16-4 in his 35 appearances this season. Recently recalled Collin Delia should get a look down the stretch, which should be a concern for Forsberg owners heading into the 2018-19 campaign.
Forsberg saved 35 of 38 shots and two of four shootout attempts during Monday's 4-3 loss to San Jose.
The Sharks entered with wins in 10 of their past 12 contests, including seven straight, so Forsberg holding the reeling Blackhawks in this game was impressive. He's been receiving the majority of starts of late with Corey Crawford (concussion) out of action, and against favorable opponents, Forsberg is a potential starting option. However, with a .908 save percentage and 2.97 GAA for the campaign, fantasy owners shouldn't be confused about what they're signing up for.
Forsberg will start against the Sharks on Monday, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Forsberg is coming off a 31-save victory over the Islanders and will look to carry that momentum into his clash with San Jose. In 34 outings this season, the netminder is 10-16-3 with a 2.98 GAA, which means solid outings like the one he had versus New York are hard to come by. The Swede may find himself back in the minors next season once Corey Crawford (concussion) is healthy.
Forsberg allowed one goal on 32 shots in a 3-1 victory over the Islanders on Saturday.
Owners have been waiting for this performance from Forsberg practically all month. In his last three appearances, he yielded eight goals on just 54 shots. That's bad enough for an .852 save percentage. But finally the law of averages caught up to Forsberg, and he posted a strong performance versus one of the top offenses in the league. However, don't count on too many of these types of games from Forsberg. He is just 11-24-3 with a save percentage hovering around .900 in 43 career NHL games.
Forsberg will guard the away goal Saturday against the Islanders, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Forsberg stopped eight of the nine shots he faced in relief of Jean-Francois Berube on Thursday, earning himself the nod for Saturday's matchup in New York. He has lost both of his last two starts, getting yanked against Winnipeg on March 15 after surrendering three goals on six shots. Forsberg owns considerably worse ratios -- a 3.63 GAA and .887 save percentage -- on the road this season, and facing an Islanders club averaging 3.53 goals per game at home likely won't end his woes.
Forsberg stopped eight of nine shots in relief of J-F Berube in Thursday's loss to the Canucks.
Berube has struggled when called upon of late, meaning we'll likely be seeing more of Forsberg down the final stretch. The 25-year-old sports a 9-16-3 record with a .905 save percentage and isn't worth owning in most fantasy settings. Chicago's out of playoff contention and Forsberg hasn't played well enough to warrant a fantasy recommendation.
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