If nothing else, the Columbus Blue Jackets have plenty of options in net.
That’s a pretty good thing, too, with Sergei Bobrovsky frequently sidelined with nagging injuries. Columbus maintained some depth on Friday by signing goalie Anton Forsberg to a one-year, two-way contract.
The financial details weren’t shared, but one would expect Forsberg to come with minimal cost.
Update: This is believed to be the split –
Forsberg played a big role in the 2016 Calder Cup win for the Lake Erie Monsters, the Blue Jackets’ AHL affiliate, going undefeated in that postseason with sparkling numbers.
While he hasn’t enjoyed much success, the 23-year-old has also gotten his feet wet at the NHL level, playing four games in 2015-16 and five in 2014-15.
With Curtis McElhinney under contract through 2016-17 and Bobrovsky making buckets of money, one would assume that the Blue Jackets hope that Forsberg and Joonas Korpisalo enjoy most of their time outside of the NHL next season.
Still, if Bob gets hobbled again, Forsberg can help hold down the fort.