Despite scoring eight goals in his first 11 games with Milwaukee, Admirals forward Linus Klasen is hardly content with his performance so far.
“Of course I am happy with my production so far, but I am never satisfied,” Klasen said. “I am going to keep working every day to try to keep producing even more. If you get satisfied, that’s when it can turn around on you really fast.”
The gifted Swede, who is scoreless in his last two games, hopes to reignite his offense this weekend against Lake Erie, a team that is missing its top goaltender. Longtime NHL veteran John Grahame is currently up with the Colorado Avalanche with starter Craig Anderson injured for an indefinite period of time.
Speaking of the Monsters, this weekend Milwaukee will see a team that has a lot of similarities to themselves. Lake Erie is a young and dynamic squad that is growing in confidence with every game.
“Grand Rapids and Lake Erie are both very good teams and fast teams, so we will be challenged (this week),” Milwaukee coach Lane Lambert said.
Several names on the Monsters should be familiar to Wisconsin hockey fans. Lake Erie’s fifth leading scorer is former Badgers forward Matthew Ford. At least three other Monsters played for the University of Minnesota, including R. J. Anderson, Ryan Stoa and Mike Carman.