Forsling, who’s 24 years old, was originally acquired by the Hurricanes in 2019, as part of a package which sent defenseman Calvin de Haan to the Chicago Blackhawks. Forsling spent the entire 2019-20 season in the AHL, scoring 26 points in 57 games to go along with a plus-20 rating, which led all defensemen on the Charlotte Checkers.
With so much depth on defense, Forsling was unlikely to earn a spot with Carolina anytime soon. While it is somewhat surprising to see him claimed, it shouldn’t have any impact on the Hurricanes.
All other players who were waived by the Hurricanes yesterday cleared.
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Here’s today’s poll question (results and discussion will be posted in a future article):
Are you surprised to see Gustav Forsling claimed by the Panthers?