On the heels of Monday’s news of Jon Blum’s reassignment to Milwaukee, the Nashville Predators assigned another regular to their American Hockey affiliate this afternoon, announcing that forward Blake Geoffrion has been sent back to the Admirals after his was activated off of injured reserved.
Like Blum, Geoffrion has been unable to carry over his strong end to the 2010-2011 season into this year’s campaign with Nashville, managing just two assists in 19 games for the Predators to date.
As of late Geoffrion has been sidelined with an “upper-body ailment”, meaning this reassignment might be more along the lines of an injury rehabilitation rather than a significant demotion.
Geoffrion was at his offensive best just at around the time of his initial call up from Milwaukee, where he managed 11 goals and 37 points in 45 games last season. This might be just the spark the former Hobey Baker winner needs to reignite his offensive game.
Geoffrion’s spot on the Admirals roster is taken from defenseman Taylor Aronson, who was sent down to the Cincinnati Cyclones to clear space.
So Roundtable . . . First Blum and now Geoffrion (both full time Predators out of training camp), what is your take on Nashville’s recent personnel decisions? Ready to break out your number five jersey?