The Carolina Hurricanes have indeed placed Anton Forsberg back on waivers according to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, just two days after claiming him from the Edmonton Oilers. In the meantime, the team was able to slip Alex Nedeljkovic through waivers, meaning they still had some depth at the goaltending position. They’ll try to do the same here with Forsberg, though Edmonton or another team could now claim him. Importantly, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports that Forsberg is still in Edmonton and wouldn’t need a 14-day quarantine if claimed by a different Canadian team.
If Edmonton is the only team to put in a claim, they would be able to move Forsberg directly to their taxi squad.
The Hurricanes started shopping Forsberg yesterday, hoping to complete a quick flip once Nedeljkovic got through waivers. With that in mind, clearing waivers may actually increase the veteran goaltender’s trade value. Should Forsberg clear, he would be able to be traded and then sent immediately to a taxi squad or minor league affiliate, adding depth to an organization. The need isn’t there for the Hurricanes anymore, but perhaps they can turn him into a late-round pick for nothing more than a waiver claim.