RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled goaltenders Anton Forsberg and Alex Nedeljkovic from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Forsberg, 27, has posted a 15-9-2 record, 2.95 goals-against average and .905 save percentage in 27 appearances with the Checkers this season. He has posted an 11-24-4 record with a 3.21 goals-against average and .901 save percentage in 45 career NHL games with Chicago and Columbus. The 6'3", 192-pound goaltender has earned a 103-59-14 record in 185 career AHL games with Charlotte, Rockford, Cleveland, Lake Erie and Springfield. Forsberg was selected by Columbus in the seventh round, 188th overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft. The Harnosand, Sweden, native was acquired by the Hurricanes along with defenseman Gustav Forsling in exchange for defenseman Calvin de Haan and forward Aleksi Saarela on June 24, 2019.
Nedeljkovic, 24, has registered a 15-10-2 record, 2.51 goals-against average, .905 save percentage and four shutouts in 28 appearances with Charlotte this season. He was named to the 2020 AHL All-Star Challenge, making 20 saves for the Atlantic Division. Nedeljkovic won the Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award as the AHL's most outstanding goaltender during the 2018-19 season after posting a 34-9-5 record with four shutouts, a 2.26 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage. During the 2019 AHL Playoffs, Nedeljkovic registered a 10-4 record, earning the win in all four series-clinching victories as the Checkers captured their first Calder Cup in franchise history. The 6'0", 201-pound netminder made his first NHL start on Jan. 23, 2019 at Vancouver, recording 24 saves and becoming the fifth goaltender in franchise history to earn a win in his first career NHL start. Nedeljkovic has registered an 88-45-11 record, 2.57 goals-against average, .904 save percentage and 14 shutouts in 153 career AHL games with Charlotte. The Parma, Ohio, native was drafted by the Hurricanes in the second round, 37th overall, of the 2014 NHL Draft.