This morning, the Nashville Predators made their second call up from the Milwaukee Admirals in the past four days, recalling forward Filip Forsberg.
Forsberg’s linemate in Milwaukee, forward Calle Jarnkrok, had a successful NHL debut on Friday night against the Calgary Flames, recording his first NHL point. Now it will be Forsberg’s chance to see what he’s learned over the past several months in the American Hockey League (AHL), the 19-year-old began this season with the Predators but was sent down after 12 games.
The two Swedish forwards represent the Predators most offensively talented prospects and the club will get a chance to see firsthand what they can contribute at the game’s top level. Forsberg and Jarnkrok have fed off of each other in Milwaukee since playing together on the Admirals first line the past seven games.
Early reports are that the two will not be on the same line tonight against the Chicago Blackhawks, however.
@goverjkg They’re not playing together this game per Trotz
— JoshuaCooper (@JoshuaCooper) March 23, 2014
Jarnkrok seized his opportunity at the NHL level against the Flames on Friday, we’ll see if Forsberg can do the same tonight against the defending champions. Faceoff is at 6:00 p.m. (CST).
Here’s the Predators press release on Forsberg’s call up:
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).
Forsberg, 19 (8/13/94), has posted five points (1g-4a) in 12 games with Nashville, and 27 points (10g-17a) in 37 games with the Admirals in 2013-14. The Ostervala, Sweden native also participated in the 2014 World Junior Championships, earning Most Valuable Player and Best Forward honors while helping Sweden to a silver medal (4g-8a-12pts, 7gp), his third consecutive medal at the tournament (2013: silver, 2012: gold).