Ottawa Senators acquire goaltender Anton Forsberg off waivers

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OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators have claimed goaltender Anton Forsberg off waivers from the Winnipeg Jets.

Forsberg gives the Senators goaltending depth with top netminder Matt Murray (upper body injury) sidelined and Marcus Hogberg (lower body injury) also out.

Goalie Kevin Mandolese has been recalled from the American Hockey League's Belleville Senators and re-assigned to the taxi squad.

Joey Daccord started the past two games in net for Ottawa.

The Swedish-born Forsberg has now been claimed on waivers by the Carolina Hurricanes, Winnipeg and Ottawa this season after originally signing a one-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers prior to this season.

Forsberg hasn't played a game in the NHL this season. He has a career record of 12-25-4 with a 3.22 goals-against average and .901 save percentage.

“On account of recent injuries, Anton’s acquisition provides us with depth and stability at the goaltending position," Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said in a statement. "He's a goaltender who’s athletic and positionally sound. His addition should prove beneficial for us.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 17, 2021.

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