Well this has been an active news day. The Nashville Predators have just announced that Magnus Hellberg will be recalled to Nashville under emergency conditions.
— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) December 17, 2013
As you can see from the Preds Twitter feed, the reason for this emergency call up comes due to an illness for Marek Mazanec. Considering how good the last week was for Carter Hutton, earning third star of the week honors, I really don’t expect game action for Hellberg this go-round.
I will say though that, for a guy battling confidence, this could be a welcome change of pace for Hellberg. It’s his second ever NHL call up. Even if it is in an emergency back up capacity I think it should give him a boost to get a call from the Predators – who play tonight against the Blackhawks. If Mazanec is out sick long enough, Mags could be taking a trip with the Predators down to Florida for their game in Tampa Bay on Thursday before flying back to Milwaukee for game action with the Ads.
This will be a story to watch the next day or so. I suppose it really depends on how much chicken noodle soup Mazanec packs away before getting cleared.
Thoughts on what this call up could mean for this weekend’s games? Will it just be a quick move for tonight’s game? Can this move, as brief as it might be, actually benefit Hellberg?