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The Daily: The Budding Stardom of Gustav Forsling

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It isn’t the first time that Florida Hockey Now has written about Gustav Forsling and how he’s been a great player for the Florida Panthers. Now Colby Guy writes that with injuries taking some of Florida’s best defenseman out, it’s now Forsling’s chance to finally break out as the star he has been developing into.

From Guy:

Ekblad and Montour’s absence leaves a spot wide open on the top unit while leaving him as the team’s clear No. 1 defenseman until they get back.And it is an opportunity that is coming at the perfect time for Forsling, who is entering the final year of a three-year contract worth $2.6 million he signed in 2021. That contract paid dividends for the Panthers from the moment he signed it, as Forsling proved his worth time and time again when Ekblad went down with injuries in the last three seasons.

Blackhawks fans may wince a bit at it, but it’s known that the timing just wasn’t there for Forsling and Chicago. Now he has a chance to break out and get paid as a result.

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