Anton Forsberg
Anton Forsberg
26-Year-Old GoalieG
Carolina Hurricanes
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Anton Forsberg in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, one-way contract from the Hurricanes worth $775,000 in August of 2019.
Awarded one-year deal
GCarolina Hurricanes
August 6, 2019
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.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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.
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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Files for arbitration
GCarolina Hurricanes
July 6, 2019
Forsberg filed for arbitration Friday.
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Rights retained by 'Canes
GCarolina Hurricanes
June 25, 2019
Forsberg received a qualifying offer from the Hurricanes on Tuesday, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
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Heading to Carolina
GCarolina Hurricanes
June 24, 2019
Forsberg and Gustav Forsling were traded to the Hurricanes from the Blackhawks in exchange for Calvin de Haan and Aleksi Saarela on Monday.
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Placed on waivers
GChicago Blackhawks
October 22, 2018
Forsberg was placed on waivers Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
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Slated for backup duties
GChicago Blackhawks
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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