Anton Forsberg
Anton Forsberg
25-Year-Old GoalieG
Chicago Blackhawks
2018 Fantasy Outlook
With Corey Crawford (upper body) sidelined for much of the season, Forsberg was thrust into a starting role with the Blackhawks in 2017-18, compiling a 10-16-4 record along with an ugly 2.97 GAA and .908 save percentage through 35 appearances. This offseason, the team brought in Cam Ward on a one-year, $3 million contract to back up Crawford in 2018-19, which means Forsberg will undoubtedly be the odd-man out once the regular season gets underway. The 2011 seventh-round pick is destined to spend much of the upcoming campaign in the minors, so he can safely be ignored in all fantasy formats. Read Past Outlooks
Placed on waivers
GChicago Blackhawks  Minors
October 22, 2018
Forsberg was placed on waivers Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
ANALYSIS
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.
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2018–19 Depth Chart Status
Anton Forsberg is not listed on the Chicago Blackhawks depth Chart.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Forsberg spent almost the entire season with AHL Cleveland last year, posting excellent numbers for the Monsters but not getting a real crack at the NHL as Sergei Bobrovsky absorbed a huge workload while earning his second Vezina Trophy. Traded to the Blackhawks in the offseason as part of the Artemi Panarin deal, the 24-year-old is expected to back up Corey Crawford in Chicago, although the team also signed Jean-Francois Berube to compete for the job. Assuming Forsberg secures the spot, though, his strong minor-league track record suggests he'll be a useful option on nights when Crawford is getting a rest.
The 21-year-old goaltender wasn't considered a top prospect heading into last season, but after an impressive performance in Sweden and a dynamic four-game run with Springfield in the AHL, Forsberg has opened some eyes. He'll be the top dog in Springfield to begin the season, but will need to hold off Oscar Dansk to keep his spot on the depth chart.
Goaltending prospect Forsberg put together a strong season in the Swedish second division, but is still a long way from the NHL.
Forsberg, a Swedish goalie prospect, has nice size but many rough edges to smooth out before he'll be ready for North American hockey. He recorded an .897 save percentage and a 3.15 goals-against average in 15 games for Modo of the Swedish Elite League last year.
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Slated for backup duties
GChicago Blackhawks  Minors
October 6, 2018
Forsberg (undisclosed) is expected to back up Cam Ward on Saturday against St. Louis, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports.
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Picks up injury during practice
GChicago Blackhawks  Minors
Undisclosed
October 4, 2018
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.
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Stops 21 in 2-1 loss
GChicago Blackhawks  Minors
September 27, 2018
Forsberg's 21 saves weren't enough in Thursday's 2-1 preseason loss to the Senators.
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Starting against Ottawa
GChicago Blackhawks  Minors
September 26, 2018
Forsberg will start between the pipes in Thursday's preseason matchup with the Senators, Eric Lear of the Blackhawks' official site reports.
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Yields two from high-flying Wings
GChicago Blackhawks  Minors
September 26, 2018
Forsberg allowed two goals -- including a shorthanded score -- from the Red Wings in Tuesday's 8-6 home loss.
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