McElhinney suffered an upper-body injury in his first start of the season Saturday against the Ottawa Senators. He is expected to miss at least a week.
Forsberg, a sixth-round pick (No. 188) in the 2011 NHL Draft, is 1-2-0 with a 2.36 goals-against average and .921 save percentage in three games with Springfield this season. He is 4-2-0 with a 1.69 GAA and .940 save percentage in seven career AHL games since making his North American professional debut with the Falcons late in the 2013-14 season.
Frederik Andersen made 28 saves for his first career shutout and Sami Vatanen (2-0-2) recorded his first career multi-goal game to help the Ducks earn their fifth straight win and push their record to 5-1-0 this season.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Andersen joins Ross Brooks (Boston Bruins) as the only goalies in NHL history to win 25 (or more) of his first 30 NHL decisions. Andersen is now 25-5-0 in his career; 5-0-0 this season. Brooks went 25-2-3 with Boston from Oct. 25, 1972-Feb. 28, 1974 over his first 30 career decisions.
* Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf (0-2-2) recorded his third multi-point game of the season (6 GP) and his six assists ties him for second in the NHL, one behind League-leader John Tavares of the New York Islanders (7).
After five games to the start the season without a point, Hagelin scored at 13:01 of the first period, the opening salvo in a 4-0 victory for the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
The play began in a familiar place for Hagelin this season, with a faceoff in the defensive zone. After Dominic Moore won the draw to the left of goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, defenseman John Moore sent an outlet pass to Hagelin beyond the blue line in the neutral zone.