Sens’ Anton Forsberg out 2-3 months, and NHL signing news

Senators goaltender Anton Forsberg will be out 2-3 months with injuries to both knees but won’t require surgery, Bruce Garrioch reported Monday.

Forsberg sustained double MCL injuries and had to be stretchered off the ice following a collision in the crease in the third period of a 6-3 loss to Edmonton on Saturday.

Mads Sogaard relieved Forsberg and stopped all three shots he faced in his season debut. Sogaard, 22, is in line to receive plenty of work with fellow goaltender Cam Talbot out since Jan. 25 because of a lower-body injury.

Forsberg, 30, posted an 11-11-2 record with two shutouts, a 3.26 goals-against average and .902 save percentage in 28 games (25 starts) this season.

He owns a 48-57-11 record with three shutouts, a 3.08 GAA and .908 save percentage in 130 career games (119 starts) with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Chicago Blackhawks, Carolina Hurricanes and Senators.

Pheonix Copley signs extension with Kings

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Jan 31, 2023; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Los Angeles Kings goaltender Pheonix Copley (29) looks on against the Los Angeles Kings during the first period at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Kings signed goaltender Pheonix Copley to a one-year, $1.5 million extension.

He is 15-3-1 with a 2.92 goals-against average and .897 save percentage since making his Kings debut on Dec. 6.

Copley, 31, has started 20 of the past 26 games for Los Angeles.

He is 31-12-4 with a 2.96 GAA and .899 save percentage in 51 career games with the St. Louis Blues, Washington Capitals and Kings.

I’m obviously really excited about it. This is a great organization that’s doing the right things. They’ve got a good culture where everyone wants to win and you can tell from top to bottom, everyone’s trying to win. That’s a place that I want to be a part of and that’s something I want to play a part in. I was very excited when they came to me and I’m very happy to get that done.

Pheonix Copley via LA Kings Insider

Habs extend Jordan Harris

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jordan Harris on Friday agreed to a two-year, $2.8 million contract extension that runs through the 2024-25 season.

Harris, 22, has recorded 11 points (one goal, 10 assists) and 18 penalty minutes in 47 games this season. He was set to become a restricted free agent after this season.

Harris also scored one goal in 10 games last season after making his NHL debut on April 2, 2022. The Northeastern product was selected by the Canadiens in the third round of the 2018 NHL Draft.

–Field Level Media