COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have loaned for the purposes of conditioning goaltender Anton Forsberg to Cleveland’s Lake Erie Monsters, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Forsberg, 23, is 1-3-0 with a 3.03 goals against average and .907 save percentage in four games with the Blue Jackets this season. He recorded six saves in overtime in relief of Curtis McElhinney and stopped two-of-three shootout attempts to secure his first NHL victory on January 2 vs. Washington. He has also compiled a 13-7-3 record with a 2.56 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage in 24 games with Lake Erie.
The Harnosand, Sweden native is 1-7-0 with a 4.01 goals against average and .882 save percentage in nine career NHL games with the Blue Jackets. He is also 36-15-4 with a 2.17 goals-against average, .920 save percentage and three shutouts in 58 career AHL games. The club’s sixth pick, 188th overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft, he posted a 20-8-1 record with the Springfield Falcons, finishing third in the AHL in goals-against average (2.01) and fifth in save percentage (.927) in 2014-15.