What Do the Blue Jackets Do with the Backup Goaltender Position?

A look at some possible options for the Blue Jackets going forward. When the Columbus Blue Jackets waived Curtis McElhinney recently, the front office officially opened the competition between Anton Forsberg and Joonas Korpisalo and decided to address head on the most glaring roster spot remaining: who is the long term backup to Sergei Bobrovsky? McElhinney, in the last year of his...
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18 hours ago

Recap : Checkers Top Monsters in a Shootout

Anton Forsberg save 24 of 26 shots. None of the Monsters scored in the shootout. The first two goals of the game came within the first five minutes of the first stanza. The first came after Poturalski tipped Carrick's shot into the net. The second after a feed from Bjorkstrand led to Scott crashing the blue paint. With a little over 12 to play in the first, Forsberg made...
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4 days ago

WATCH: Post Game: Anton Forsberg (1/10/17)

Anton Forsberg on his season debut in Carolina.
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Benefits of McElhinney

Forsberg is NHL ready A flurry of moves were made in Blue Jacket land today. Markus Hannikainen was assigned to the Monsters by the Blue Jackets after being called up for the fifth time this season. Curtis McElhinney was placed on waivers and Anton Forsberg was recalled by the Blue Jackets. This was a move not many people were expecting this close to the All-Star break. How...
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9 days ago

WATCH: #CBJin30 (1/9/17)

Bob McElligott talks about Anton Forsberg coming in to take over for Curtis McElhinney and also answers all of your Blue Jackets questions.
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Waive McElhinney, Recall Forsberg

The veteran goaltender has been replaced. In a somewhat unexpected move this morning, the Columbus Blue Jackets made the decision to waive goaltender Curtis McElhinney. Mac has started 5 games this season, going 2-1-2 with a 2.39 goals against average while saving .924% of shots. This news comes on the heels of his most recent outing on Saturday night, a 5-4 loss to the New York...
Via The Cannon
9 days ago

Four is bad for the Columbus Blue Jackets

Coming of their longest road trip of the season, Columbus had a chance to bounce back against Buffalo at home. But it didn't go well for rookie goaltender Anton Forsberg. The post Four is bad for the Columbus Blue Jackets appeared first on Along the Boards.
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

It's McElhinney's net as Forsberg awaits his chance

In a season with a seemingly never-ending succession of injuries, goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky was placed on Injured Reserve retroactive to January 21. The Blue Jackets now have their backup goalie as the number one and the goalie of the future, playing with the AHL Springfield Falcons, as his backup. Savvy? Curtis McElhinney, 5-7-1 in 17 games played this season, has a .906 save...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jackets put McElhinney on IR, call up Forsberg

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Curtis McElhinney on injured reserve and have added goaltender Anton Forsberg to the roster on emergency recall from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts. McElhinney, the backup to top goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, suffered an upper body injury in Saturday's game at Ottawa and is expected...
Via Associated Press
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets recall goaltender Anton Forsberg; place Curtis McElhinney on IR

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Curtis McElhinney on Injured Reserve and have added goaltender Anton Forsberg to the roster on Emergency Recall from the American Hockey League's Springfield Falcons, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. McElhinney suffered an upper body injury in Saturday's game at Ottawa and is expected to miss...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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