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September 30, 2019 01:08 PM
Hurricanes' Gustav Forsling: Waived for reassignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

Forsling was traded to the Hurricanes from Chicago in June, and he'll start the season with AHL Charlotte if he clears waivers. He was a long shot to make the NHL roster since the Canes acquired left-handed defensemen Joel Edmundson via trade and Jake Gardiner (undisclosed) via free agency.

July 16, 2019 10:44 AM
Hurricanes' Gustav Forsling: Inks two-way deal with Carolina
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Forsling signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Hurricanes on Tuesday.

The Hurricanes acquired Forsling's rights in a trade that sent Calvin de Haan and Aleksi Saarela to Chicago in late June, so there was little doubt that they'd be signing him to a new deal this offseason. The 23-year-old blueliner appeared in 122 NHL games over the past three seasons with the Blackhawks, notching eight goals and 27 points while posting a minus-8 rating over that span. Forsling appears poised to once again split time between the NHL and AHL in 2019-20, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to have him on their radars during this year's drafts.

June 25, 2019 02:56 PM
Hurricanes' Gustav Forsling: Retained by 'Canes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Forsling received a qualifying offer from the Hurricanes on Tuesday, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

This move comes as no surprise, as Carolina wouldn't have traded for Forsling just a day earlier if the team didn't intend to sign him. The 23-year-old Swede has 27 points in 122 career NHL appearances with Chicago, and his underwhelming fantasy stock doesn't change much with his new club.

June 25, 2019 02:32 AM
Hurricanes' Gustav Forsling: Shipped to Carolina
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Forsling was traded to the Hurricanes along with Anton Forsberg in exchange for Calvin de Haan and Aleksi Saarela on Monday.

Forsling notched three goals and nine points across 43 NHL contests but struggled to carve out a regular role on Chicago's blue line. He's a restricted free agent this offseason, but with plenty of cap space to work with, Carolina should re-sign him with no issue. Expect the 23-year-old Swede to slot in as a bottom-pair defenseman this season.

March 1, 2019 01:01 AM
Blackhawks' Gustav Forsling: Odd man out against Anaheim
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 1, 2019 11:36 AM
Blackhawks' Gustav Forsling: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Forsling (upper body) has been activated off injured reserve and will return to the lineup for Friday's game against the Sabres.

Forsling has been sidelined for nearly a month due to an upper-body injury, so head coach Jeremy Colliton may decide to take a cautious approach and limit the 22-year-old blueliner's minutes against Buffalo. The 2014 fifth-round pick has notched two goals and six points while averaging 18:46 of ice time in 19 appearances this season.

January 10, 2019 11:44 PM
Blackhawks' Gustav Forsling: Remains sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 9, 2019 05:12 PM
Blackhawks' Gustav Forsling: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 7, 2019 08:12 PM
Blackhawks' Gustav Forsling: Not playing Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 6, 2019 08:00 PM
Blackhawks' Gustav Forsling: Out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 20, 2018 07:04 PM
Blackhawks' Gustav Forsling: Scores in return to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Forsling, playing in his first game since Dec. 5, scored a goal in Tuesday's 2-1 win over Nashville.

The 22-year-old blueliner had missed Chicago's last six games with a shoulder injury but wasted little time making an impact in his return. The goal was Forsling's second of the season at the NHL level and moved him to six points in 12 games.

December 18, 2018 12:28 PM
Blackhawks' Gustav Forsling: Deemed fit to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blackhawks activated Forsling (shoulder) from injured reserve Tuesday.

Forsling has missed Chicago's last six games due to a "minor" shoulder injury, but he should be back to 100 percent for Tuesday's game against the Predators. The Swedish blueliner has notched one goal and five points while posting a minus-3 rating in 11 appearances this campaign.

December 8, 2018 01:14 PM
Blackhawks' Gustav Forsling: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blackhawks placed Forsling (shoulder) on injured reserve Saturday.

Forsling's placement on IR was made retroactive to Dec. 5, which means he won't be eligible to return until Friday's game against the Jets. The Blackhawks are reportedly actively shopping Brandon Manning and Jan Rutta, but if they're unable to move either of those skaters prior to Forsling's return to health, they may opt to send the 22-year-old blueliner to AHL Rockford.

December 6, 2018 08:00 PM
Blackhawks' Gustav Forsling: Dealing with minor injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Forsling won't play Thursday against Vegas due to a minor shoulder injury, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports.

The Swedish blueliner evidently played through the injury during Wednesday's 4-2 loss to Anaheim, so it shouldn't keep him sidelined for long. Jan Rutta will replace Forsling in the lineup for Thursday's clash with the Golden Knights.

November 13, 2018 12:33 PM
Blackhawks' Gustav Forsling: Promoted to top level
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blackhawks recalled Forsling from AHL Rockford on Tuesday.

Forsling has played pretty well in the minors this campaign, picking up two assists while registering a plus-1 rating in five appearances. The Swedish netminder will look to shore up a leaky Blackhawks defense that's allowing 3.72 goals per game this campaign, 30th in the NHL.

October 23, 2018 01:17 PM
Blackhawks' Gustav Forsling: Cleared to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Forsling (wrist) has been given the green light to suit up in the minors, Eric Lear of the Blackhawks' official site reports.

Forsling -- who was activated off non-roster, injured reserve and sent to AHL Rockford on Monday -- will likely spend some time getting up to game speed in the minors before the team considers bringing him back to the NHL. The emergence of Henri Jokiharju may have cost Forsling a chance at playing regular minutes with the Blackhawks this season.

October 23, 2018 02:32 AM
Blackhawks' Gustav Forsling: Sent down to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Forsling (wrist) was assigned to AHL Rockford on Monday, Scott Powers of The Athletic reports.

Forsling is currently on injured reserve and isn't expected back until November. This move could be a precursor to the defenseman playing some games in the AHL to get back into the swing of things after he gets healthy.

October 3, 2018 12:48 PM
Blackhawks' Gustav Forsling: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blackhawks placed Forsling (wrist) on injured reserve Wednesday, Tracey Myers of NHL.com reports.

Forsling isn't expected to be ready to return until mid-November, so this move will give the Blackhawks some roster flexibility while he's on the shelf. Once healthy, the 22-year-old Swede will likely step into a middle-pairing role.

September 25, 2018 11:17 AM
Blackhawks' Gustav Forsling: Works on conditioning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Forsling (wrist) worked on skating, stick handling and shooting during a conditioning session Monday, Madeline Kenney of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Forsling still isn't expected to return until mid-November, but it was nonetheless encouraging to see him already taking part in a rigorous conditioning session. The 22-year-old blueliner, who notched three goals and 13 points in 41 games last season, will likely be tasked with a middle-pairing role once he's cleared to return.

September 14, 2018 10:09 PM
Blackhawks' Gustav Forsling: Still on the mend
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Forsling (wrist) remains out of the lineup.

Forsling, 22, remains sidelined, working his way back from offseason wrist surgery. At the time it was performed, the Swedish-born defenseman was given a recovery timeframe of 14 weeks, putting him on track to return in mid-November. Once healthy, expect Forsling to spend time with AHL Rockford before getting a shot with the big club. Last season, he tallied 13 points in 41 NHL games.

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2018-19CHI43369-900000
2017-18CHI4131013-210101
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2018-19CHI43575.317:049949.3046.72300015
2017-18CHI41823.719:08114447:59103:038004
2016-17CHI38484.214:4873435:333:084002
Total1221874.317:04287292:50152:54420021
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/186
Birthdate:
6/12/1996
Age:
24
Hometown:
Linkoping, Sweden
Team:
Chicago Blackhawks
School:

NHL Experience:
2