Anton Forsberg is on his third team in a week, claimed off waivers by the Winnipeg Jets. Forsberg never did leave Edmonton when the Carolina Hurricanes claimed him from the Oilers, meaning he will be able to travel to Winnipeg and not have to face a border quarantine. He will, however, need to stay on the Jets active roster for the time being and cannot be assigned to the taxi squad or minor leagues until he clears waivers.
Of course, carrying a third goaltender on the active roster really isn’t an issue for the Jets at the moment, given they’re already into long-term injured reserve space. The team will have to move one of the players from their roster onto the taxi squad, but that shouldn’t be an issue given Kristian Vesalainen and Logan Stanley, two waiver-exempt players, were both scratched last night. (UPDATE: Vesalainen and Stanley have both been sent to the taxi squad.)
Forsberg meanwhile becomes the Jets third-string option after Winnipeg lost Eric Comrie to the New Jersey Devils. The veteran netminder still doesn’t figure to play a ton this season but adds some depth to a position the Jets can ill afford to be weak at. Connor Hellebuyck carries the load, but if he were to ever go down to injury or illness, Laurent Brossoit is the only other Jets netminder signed to an NHL deal in North America.