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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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The Blue Jackets reassigned Anton Forsberg to AHL Cleveland on Sunday.
Columbus doesn't play until Tuesday when they host Carolina, and it looks like they anticipate Sergei Bobrovsky being able to at least back up Joonas Korpisalo. Jan 15 - 2:36 PM

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Columbus has recalled Anton Forsberg on an emergency basis for Saturday's match with Florida.

Through 22 games with AHL Cleveland this season, the young netminder has posted a 12-6-2 record along with a .930 save percentage and a 2.14 GAA.
Jan 14 - 1:57 PM

Anton Forsberg allowed four goals on 27 shots in Columbus' 5-3 loss to Carolina.

Forsberg got the start because Sergei Bobrovsky was out with an illness. Clearly, Bobrovsky shouldn't be worried about losing his job. After rattling off 16 wins in a row, the Blue Jackets have now dropped three of their last four contests. With Curtis McElhinney now in Toronto, there's a good chance Forsberg will be the team's backup goalie.
Jan 10 - 10:34 PM

Anton Forsberg will be in goal for Columbus on Tuesday against Carolina.

Sergei Bobrovsky is out with an illness, so Forberg will get his first NHL action of the season. He had a 1-3-0 record with a 3.03 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage in four outings with the big club last year. However, Forsberg has made excellent progress in the AHL this campaign.
Jan 10 - 12:40 PM

Anton Forsberg was summoned by the Blue Jackets in part because of his strength in the minors.

"Based on merit right now, we feel it’s Forsberg that deserves to be called up," Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen said. "You look at his stats and his wins, all those things, he’s played excellent there. He deserves a chance to show what he can do at this level based on the AHL playoffs last spring, but also his continued excellent play." Forsberg has a 2.16 GAA and .930 save percentage in 21 AHL games this season. It'll be interesting to see what he can do, but our short-term expectations for him aren't high. The reason for that has little to do with Forsberg though. We simply expect that the Blue Jackets will continue to lean heavily on Sergei Bobrovsky, preventing Forsberg from getting the playing time necessary to have much relevance in standard fantasy leagues.
Jan 10 - 4:27 AM

Anton Forsberg has been called up by Columbus.

He is expected to serve as Sergei Bobrovsky's backup because it is being reported that Curtis McElhinney will be placed on waivers this afternoon.
Jan 9 - 10:58 AM

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.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 09:56:00 AM

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.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 09:19:00 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.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 04:32:00 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.
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 03:35:00 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.
Mon, Feb 15, 2016 02:41:00 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.
Sun, Jan 31, 2016 02:21:00 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.
Wed, Jan 27, 2016 04:25:00 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.
Fri, Jan 22, 2016 12:57:00 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.
Fri, Jan 15, 2016 02:40:00 PM

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G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Joonas Korpisalo