COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned goaltender Anton Forsberg to the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Forsberg’s Swedish Hockey League team, MODO Hockey, was eliminated from Le Mat Trophy contention last week.
Columbus’ sixth pick, 188th overall, at the 2011 NHL Draft, Forsberg appeared in 22 games with MODO this season, going 10-8-4 while registering a goals-against-average of 2.44 and a save-percentage of .920 in addition to one shutout. In 2012-13, Forsberg appeared in 33 games with Sodertalje of HockeyAllsvenskan and posted 24 wins with a 2.04 GAA and .933 SV%.
A native of Harnosand, Sweden, Forsberg won a gold medal at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championships in Alberta, Canada. He appeared in two games at the tournament, stopping 14 of the 15 shots he faced and earning one victory for Team Sweden.
The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they visit the Montreal Canadiens. Game time from Bell Centre is 7:30 p.m. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show at 7 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan, and online at BlueJackets.com.