Forsling agreed to terms on a three-year, $8 million contract with Florida on Thursday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.
Forsling is coming off a solid first season playing with the Panthers in which he set career highs in goals (five), assists (12) and power-play points (four). With the club expected to buy out Keith Yandle, Forsling will likely be included on the team's protected list heading into the NHL Expansion Draft.
Forsling scored a goal and provided an assist in Thursday's 6-5 win over Tampa in Game 3.
Forsling scored with 3:07 left in regulation to tie the game. The third-pairing defenseman also was a plus-3 in the game along with partner Radko Gudas.
Forsling recorded two assists, four shots on goal and two blocked shots in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Blackhawks.
Forsling helped out on tallies by Anthony Duclair and Aleksander Barkov in the contest. The 24-year-old Forsling is up to a career-high 14 points, 86 shots on goal, 40 blocked shots and a plus-14 rating through 40 games. The Swede has taken on top-pairing duties with Aaron Ekblad (leg) done for the season. While Forsling isn't the same caliber of player on offense, he's been fairly solid for the Panthers this season.
Forsling registered a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Stars.
Forsling set up Frank Vatrano one-timer for the game-winning goal at 3:09 of overtime. The assist gave Forsling 10 points (four on the power play), 64 shots on net and a plus-8 rating through 30 appearances this year. He's taken over a top-pairing role alongside MacKenzie Weegar since Aaron Ekblad suffered a broken leg on March 28.
Forsling scored a power-play goal on two shots and added a pair of hits Sunday in a 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay.
Forsling's long slapper late in the second period found its way past Tampa Bay netminder Curtis McElhinney to tie the game at 2-2. It was just the second goal of the year -- and first with the man advantage -- for Forsling, although both have come in the last four games. The 24-year-old defenseman went without a point in his first 11 contests of the season, but he's started to come around in the last two weeks with five points in his last seven.
Forsling had a goal and assist in Monday's 6-3 victory over Chicago. He also had two shots, two blocks and two PIM.
Forsling pulled the Panthers even with four minutes left in the second period, going top shelf with a wrister from the point for his first tally of the year. He had picked up an assist on Owen Tippett's power-play goal earlier in the game, the first multi-point performance of the season for the 24-year-old Forsling. The first-year Panther has four points in 15 games on the year.
Forsling collected an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets.
The point was Forsling's first of the season and first for the Panthers after being picked up on waivers in the offseason. Forsling has averaged 17:30 in just 12 games this season, seeing time with both the second power-play and penalty-kill units.
Forsling (undisclosed) is expected to return to the lineup for Thursday's game versus Nashville.
Forsling will likely return to a bottom-four role against the Predators. He's gone scoreless through eight games this campaign.
Forsling (undisclosed) won't play in Monday's game versus the Hurricanes, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Forsling is set to miss a third straight game, and Kevin Connauton will stay in the lineup as a result. Thursday's road clash against the Predators is Forsling's next chance to return.
Forsling (undisclosed) won't play Saturday against Carolina.
Forsling will miss a second straight game Saturday and remains without a definitive timetable for his return. The 24-year-old Swede's gone scoreless through eight games this campaign.
Forsling (undisclosed) won't play in Thursday's game versus the Stars, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Forsling will sit out after suffering an undisclosed injury during Wednesday's loss to the Stars. Kevin Connauton was activated from the taxi squad to add depth during Forsling's absence. Through eight games this year, Forsling has no points and 18 shots on net.
Forsling (undisclosed) suffered an injury in the second period of Wednesday's game versus the Stars, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
Forsling didn't return after suffering the injury. After the game, head coach Joel Quenneville didn't have an update on the blueliner's status. The 24-year-old Forsling previously missed nine games with an upper-body injury this year, so he's had trouble staying in the lineup. More information should surface prior to Thursday's game against the Stars.
Forsling (upper body) had three shots and two blocks in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over Carolina. He also provided one hit and was plus-1.
Forsling was back in the lineup after a nine-game absence and logged 17:23 of ice time, nearly all of it at even strength. It was a serviceable performance by the 24-year-old, who last saw game action on Jan. 28. Forsling is without a point through four contests this season.
Forsling (upper body) will be in action against the Hurricanes on Wednesday. Per the NHL media site, Forsling has been activated off injured reserve.
Forsling's return to the lineup will likely see Noah Juulsen bumped out of the lineup versus Carolina. Prior to his nine-game absence, the 24-year-old Swede tallied two hits, three shots and a plus-1 rating in three appearances.
Forsling (upper body) won't play Monday against the Lightning, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
Head coach Joel Quenneville said Forsling is expected to return at some point this week. His next chance to play is Wednesday against the Hurricanes. Forsling wasn't a fixture in the lineup before his injury, so his role once healthy is to be determined.
Forsling (upper body) skated during Thursday's optional practice, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
Forsling was on the ice doing some solo work during an optional morning skate, so he won't be ready to return to the lineup against the Lightning on Thursday but could be available during Florida's road trip next week. The 24-year-old Swede owns a plus-1 rating but hasn't scored a point through three games this season. He's missed the last six games with his upper-body issue.
Forsling has been placed on injured reserve and is expected to miss 1-2 weeks of action.
Forsling's absence will test the Panthers' blue-line depth, but it won't impact many fantasy lineups, as he's gone scoreless through three games this campaign and has never tallied more than 13 points in a single season.
Forsling (upper body) is day-to-day after suffering an injury in Thursday's game versus the Blue Jackets, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
It's unclear how Forsling got hurt, but he left the bench during the third period of the contest. The Panthers played with seven defensemen Thursday, but they could switch back to a conventional six-defensemen lineup if Forsling is not ready to return Saturday in Detroit.
The Panthers claimed Forsling off waivers Saturday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
The Hurricanes have tons of depth at defense, so they were able to waive Forsling without thinking twice Friday, but the Panthers must have found his experience intriguing, as the 24-year-old Swede already has 122 career NHL games under his belt. Nonetheless, he'll likely end up on Florida's taxi squad or with the club's minor-league affiliate to start the 2020-21 campaign.
The Hurricanes placed Forsling on waivers Friday, TSN.ca reports.
The 24-year-old Forsling has a decent amount of NHL experience under his belt, having played in 122 games over three seasons with the Blackhawks (2016-2019). Assuming he clears waivers, there's still a chance he could see some time in the NHL this year as an injury replacement.
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|05/20||@ TB||W 6-5 (OT)||1||1||2||+3||24:30|
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