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Anton Forsberg | Goalie | #31

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/27/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 192
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 7 (188) / CLM
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Anton Forsberg has been sent to AHL Cleveland.
Forsberg had been hoping to earn a roster spot with the Blue Jackets as Sergei Bobrovsky's understudy, but the competition for that role was significant. In order to get it, he would have had to best Joonas Korpisalo, who had a .920 save percentage in 31 games with Columbus last season, and veteran Curtis McElhinney, who is inked to a one-way contract. Oct 7 - 9:56 AM

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After excelling in the AHL last season, Anton Forsberg's task is demonstrate he can translate that success to the next level.

Forsberg helped the Lake Erie Monsters win the Calder Cup in 2016, but when it comes to his work with Columbus, the 23-year-old goalie has a 4.01 GAA and .882 save percentage in nine career games. "I just need to bring my game up here and play (it) with the same confidence that I did at the end of last season," Forsberg said. "That’s the big part. It’s all about trusting your game and that’s what I’m going to keep doing. It worked out well in the playoffs." He's in a three-way competition to serve as the Blue Jackets' backup at the start of the 2016-17 campaign. Even if he doesn't end up winning that battle, it should just be a matter of time before he gets his next shot with the Blue Jackets.
Oct 6 - 9:19 AM

Anton Forsberg turned aside all 21 shots he faced against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday.

Forsberg was only scheduled to play in the first half of the exhibition game, but thanks to his efforts Columbus had a 1-0 lead through that stretch despite being outshot a stunning 21-4. He was replaced by Joonas Korpisalo, who went on to allow two goals on seven shots. Forsberg is competing with Korpisalo and Curtis McElhinney for the backup gig.
Oct 5 - 4:32 AM

Anton Forsberg has inked a one-year, two-way extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Forsberg had a 3.03 GAA and .907 save percentage in four contests with Columbus in 2015-16. The 23-year-old netminder was far more notable with the AHL's Lake Erie Monsters as he led them to a Calder Cup championship with his 1.34 GAA and .949 save percentage in 10 playoff games.
Jun 17 - 3:35 PM

Anton Forsberg has been returned to the minors.

He didn't see any action in his recent NHL call-up, while backing up Joonas Korpisalo, but he has appeared in four games with the Blue Jackets this season. Forsberg will get some playing time in the minors because Curtis McElhinney is ready to return from injury.
Feb 15 - 2:41 PM

Anton Forsberg has been summoned back up to Columbus.

Forsberg has turned away 88 of 97 combined shots in four games for the Blue Jackets this season, but has won just one of those games. He's also sporting a 13-8-3 record down on the farm in Lake Erie, where he also sports a .907 save percentage and 2.58 GAA.
Jan 31 - 2:21 PM

Anton Forsberg has been loaned to the AHL's Lake Erie Monsters.

According to GM Jarmo Kekalainen, Forsberg is being sent down for conditioning purposes. He'll probably return to the Blue Jackets after the break if Curtis McElhinney isn't ready to play.
Jan 27 - 4:25 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have promoted Anton Forsberg on an emergency basis.

That promotion is in response to Sergei Bobrovsky going down with a lower-body injury. The Blue Jackets are also missing Curtis McElhinney, so Forsberg will share the goaltending duties with Joonas Korpisalo.
Jan 22 - 12:57 PM

Anton Forsberg has been sent to the minors.

Sergei Bobrovsky has been activated off of the injured reserve list, so Anton Forsberg's services were no longer needed. Forsberg has a 3.03 GAA and .907 save percentage in four contests with Columbus this season.
Jan 15 - 2:40 PM

Anton Forsberg allowed four goals on 32 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the New York Islanders.

Brock Nelson dominated the scoresheet tonight as he scored two goals on Forsberg (he also added an empty netter). Forsberg hasn't had an ideal start to his NHL career, but the team in front of him isn't very good. The 23-year-old has a 1-3-0 record with a 3.03 goals-against-average and a .907 save percentage this season.
Jan 12 - 10:08 PM

Anton Forsberg will be between the pipes for Columbus on Tuesday night.

He will face the New York Islanders in his third start of the season. Forsberg has lost his previous two appearances, but he didn't play poorly in either of them. However, his only win so far with the Blue Jackets came when he entered the game against Washington in relief.
Jan 12 - 11:21 AM

Anton Forsberg allowed three goals on 28 shots in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

The 23-year-old has been pressed into duty because of the injuries to Sergei Bobrovsky and Curtis McElhinney. Forsberg has a 1-2-0 record with a 2.48 goals-against-average and a .923 save percentage this season.
Jan 8 - 10:32 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets will start Anton Forsberg Friday night.

Forsberg is the Blue Jackets' de facto starting goaltender while Sergei Bobrovsky and Curtis McElhinney are sidelined. Forsberg has a 1.90 GAA and .946 save percentage in two contests with Columbus in 2015-16.
Jan 8 - 11:50 AM

Anton Forsberg stopped 26 of 28 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

Forsberg will certainly want the first goal back. A snap shot from Wild captain Zach Parise beat the 23-year-old netminder minutes before the end of the first period. In his first regular season start of the season, Forsberg also registered his first loss, bringing his record to 1-1-0 with a 1.90 goals-against-average and a .946 save percentage.
Jan 5 - 10:25 PM

Anton Forsberg will indeed get the call against Minnesota on Tuesday night.

He didn't have a win in the NHL in five appearances with Columbus last season, but earned a victory over Washington in overtime this past Saturday when he entered the game in relief.
Jan 5 - 12:10 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Brandon Dubinsky
2Sam Gagner
3Alexander Wennberg
4William Karlsson
5Gregory Campbell
6Lukas Sedlak
LW1Boone Jenner
2Brandon Saad
3Scott Hartnell
4Matt Calvert
5Markus Hannikainen
RW1Cam Atkinson
2Nick Foligno
3Josh Anderson
4David Clarkson
D1Seth Jones
2Ryan Murray
3Jack Johnson
4Zach Werenski
5David Savard
6Dalton Prout
7Scott Harrington
8Markus Nutivaara
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney