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Team W-L-OTL Pts
52-24-6 110
47-20-15 109
46-26-10 102
45-29-8 98
41-32-9 91
39-37-6 84
37-41-4 78
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2023 Stats

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Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
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Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 29 39 56 22:09 43
Post Season 5 7 8 22:30 8

Top Gustav Forsling News

  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Nets game-winning goal

    Forsling scored a goal and added five shots on net in the 2-1 win over the Bruins in Game 6.

    In a thrilling Game 6 showdown against the Bruins, Forsling emerged as the hero, netting the deciding goal in the third period to clinch the series for the Panthers. He added five shots on net and one hit while leading all skaters with an impressive 25:16 of ice time. Over six second-round outings, Forsling consistently contributed, recording three points (two goals and an assist), 16 hits and six blocked shots.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Produces assist

    Forsling notched a shorthanded assist, two shots on goal, three blocked shots and a plus-4 rating in Monday's 6-1 win over the Lightning in Game 5.

    Forsling recorded four helpers over five games in the first round. The defenseman also has nine shots on net, nine hits, 11 blocks and plus-5 rating in the postseason. Forsling continues to be a key defenseman for the Panthers and should see top-four minutes throughout the playoffs.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Snags helper in Game 1

    Forsling registered an assist in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Lightning in Game 1.

    Forsling is currently stuck in a 17-game goal drought but has chipped in eight helpers over that stretch, including three in his last four appearances. While the blueliner was dropped from the power play in favor of Aaron Ekblad, Forsling should still see top-four minutes, which gives him decent offensive upside.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Good to go

    Forsling (illness) will be back in action Tuesday versus the Bruins, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Forsling is expected to return to a top-four role following his two-game absence. The 27-year-old Swede racked up seven points through his last eight games before missing time due to an illness.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Out Sunday

    Forsling (illness) will not play Sunday against the Flyers, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Forsling was a game-time call but will ultimately miss his second straight game. The 27-year-old has 10 goals and 35 points through 68 games this season. Forsling's next chance to suit up will be Tuesday's matchup with the Bruins.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Questionable for Sunday

    Forsling is dealing with an illness and is questionable to play Sunday versus the Flyers, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Forsling missed Saturday's game versus the Rangers, but the Panthers didn't provide an explanation until after the contest. If Forsling remains out Sunday, Tobias Bjornfot will likely stay in the lineup.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Won't play Saturday

    Forsling (undisclosed) will miss Saturday's game against the Rangers, according to Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site.

    Forsling has 10 goals, 35 points, 41 PIM, 92 hits and 92 blocked shots in 68 contests this season. Tobias Bjornfot will make his Panthers debut Saturday because of Forsling's absence.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Growth in game on full display

    Forsling picked up two assists in a 5-1 win over the Flames on Saturday.

    Forsling got the primary helper on goals 1:43 apart in the second period. He has 34 points, including 10 goals, in 64 games this season and has delivered 34 or more points in three consecutive campaigns. It's an impressive evolution for Forsling, who came to the Panthers after being claimed off waivers from the Hurricanes in Jan. 2021. Now, he has become one of the most complete defenders in the NHL, a difference-making penalty killer as well as the team's leading scorer from the back end. He also leads the NHL with a plus-47 rating, some 14 points better than second-place Quinn Hughes. That kind of steady performance is valuable in many formats.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Inks eight-year deal

    Forsling agreed to terms on an eight-year, $46 million contract with Florida on Thursday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    Forsling is on exactly the same pace as he was last season when he set personal bests in goals (13) and assists (28), so he should be capable of replicating those numbers once this season is complete. The 27-year-old blueliner doesn't see significant power-play opportunities, so the bulk of his production has to come at even strength. Still, with a long-term deal in hand, Forsling should continue to offer decent mid-range value for fantasy players.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Snags two helpers

    Forsling earned a pair of assists in Monday's 4-2 win over the Rangers.

    Forsling's two points saw him reach the 30-point threshold for the third consecutive season despite limited production or opportunities with the man advantage. It will be a stretch for the 27-year-old Swede to match his 2022-23 production when he recorded a personal best 41 points.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Nets winner in OT

    Forsling netted the game-winning goal in overtime Saturday in a 3-2 victory over Washington.

    Forsling, who shook off an undisclosed injury from Thursday, scored on a slap shot from the right face-off circle off a pass from Sam Bennett, who started the play by stealing the puck in the Florida zone. Forsling has six points, including two goals, and seven shots over his last six contests. He's the Panthers' top scorer from the blue line, providing 28 points (nine goals, 19 assists) in 57 outings. The defenseman also possesses an NHL-best plus-40 rating. Forsling appears poised to hit the 40-point mark for the second straight year.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Good to go Saturday

    Forsling (undisclosed) will be available to play versus Washington on Saturday, according to Steve Goldstein of Bally Sports Florida.

    Forsling managed to log only 4:52 of ice time versus Carolina on Thursday before he was injured. The defenseman has eight goals and 27 points in 56 games this season. He will pair up on the first unit with Aaron Ekblad in Saturday's contest.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Exits Thursday's game

    Forsling won't complete Thursday's game because of an undisclosed injury.

    Forsling entered the evening with eight goals, 27 points, 37 PIM, 72 hits and 78 blocks in 55 contests. He logged just 4:52 of ice time Thursday and recorded one hit before exiting the game. If Forsling can't play Saturday versus Washington, then Josh Mahura will likely draw back into the lineup.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Dishes two helpers Thursday

    Forsling picked up two assists, one on the power play, in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Sabres.

    The 27-year-old continues to get onto the scoresheet. Forsling has piled up two goals and eight points over his last 10 games, a stretch in which he's also produced 16 blocked shots, 17 shots on net, 17 hits and a plus-8 rating. He still skates in the shadow of Aaron Ekblad and Brandon Montour on the Florida blue line, but Forsling's all-around development has him on pace for a career-best campaign -- he's already tied his career high with 69 hits, and his plus-35 rating is third in the NHL behind the Canucks duo of Quinn Hughes and Filip Hronek.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Two helpers in Wednesday's win

    Forsling picked up two assists in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Coyotes.

    Both helpers came in the first period as the Panthers seized control of the game with three goals in the first 10 minutes. Forsling sat out Monday's game for personal reasons but that didn't seem to slow down his productive January -- the 27-year-old blueliner has three goals and nine points in 10 contests on the month.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Set to play Wednesday

    Forsling (personal) is expected to be in the lineup Wednesday versus Arizona.

    Forsling missed Monday's 4-1 win over Nashville. He has seven goals, 19 points, 35 PIM, 51 hits and 62 blocks in 45 contests this season. Forsling's return might result in Josh Mahura being a healthy scratch against the Coyotes.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Unavailable Monday

    Forsling (personal) will not play Monday against Nashville, George Richards of Florida Hockey Now reports.

    Forsling is away from the team on family leave but is expected to return Wednesday against Arizona. The 27-year-old has seven goals and 19 points through 45 games this season. Josh Mahura will suit up in Forsling's absence Monday.

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  • Panthers' Gustav Forsling: Contributes helper in win

    Forsling posted an assist, two shots on goal and four blocked shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Golden Knights.

    Forsling set up Carter Verhaeghe's tally in the second period to give Florida a 3-1 lead. With five points over his last six outings, Forsling has gotten his offense on track after a mostly quiet start to the campaign. He's up to 14 points, 85 shots on net, 55 blocked shots, 39 hits, 33 PIM and a plus-21 rating over 38 appearances. With the Panthers' blue line at full health, Forsling hasn't seen much power-play time lately, but his even-strength offense is enough to justify a roster spot in some fantasy formats.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 186 lbs
Birthplace: Linkoping, Sweden
Age: 27
Experience: 6
Shoots: Left