Thursday, the Nashville Predators made a swap with their American League affiliate Milwaukee Admirals. Filip Forsberg has returned to the Predators, while Taylor Beck has been sent down to the AHL. Below is the press release and thoughts.
Nashville, Tenn. – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forward Filip Forsberg from Milwaukee (AHL) and assigned forward Taylor Beck to the Admirals.
Forsberg, 19 (8/13/94), posted six points (1g-5a) during a four-game stint with Milwaukee, reaching the scoresheet in each game. The 6-1, 186-pound winger started the season with Nashville, amassing five points (1g-4a) in 11 games, including an assist in his most recent contest, a 6-4 victory over Colorado on Nov. 6. The Predators have posted an 8-2-1 record with the Ostervala, Sweden native in the lineup in 2013-14.
Say what you want about Forsberg’s lack of offensive production, but he has had positive effect on Nashville’s offense (and defense) in some way. Since playing for Milwaukee in Texas, the Preds have been outscored 13-1 in three games. With Forsberg returning to the lineup against the Pittsburgh Penguins Friday night, expect to see an improved team (although that is not much of an expectation with the way they’ve been playing lately).