Senators Rumors: Ottawa To Trade Anton Forsberg

As the NHL season winds down, all eyes are on the Ottawa Senators as they prepare for an offseason expected to involve significant roster adjustments.

One of these changes is the anticipated trade of goaltender Anton Forsberg. With one year remaining on his contract and a salary of $2.75 million, Forsberg's departure appears imminent as the Senators aim to revamp their goaltending tandem, according to Bruce Garrioch and Lyle Richardson.

After two solid seasons, between 2021 and 2023, which saw Forsberg record a .912 SV%, 2.98 GAA, three shutouts, and a 33-28-6 record across 74 games played (69 starts), he took a big step back this season.

Despite Forsberg's contributions, the Senators are determined to reshape their goaltending roster to enhance their performance in the seasons ahead.

As mentioned, the 31-year-old took a big step back this season, recording an ugly .888 SV%, 3.28 GAA, two shutouts, and a 13-12 record across 27 games played (25 starts).

Forsberg has one more year remaining on his 3-year, $8.25M contract ($2.75M AAV), signed back in 2022.

By seeking opportunities to strengthen other positions or acquire assets, Ottawa aims to position itself for success in the long term, making Forsberg's departure a small, but important step in their offseason plans.

Over his nine-year NHL career, Forsberg has spent four seasons with Ottawa, compiling a .906 SV%, 3.07 GAA, five shutouts, and a 49-44-7 record across 109 games played (102 starts).

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