#preds have sent Forsberg to Milwaukee…
— JoshuaCooper (@JoshuaCooper) December 18, 2013
The Admirals might be getting a boost for this weekend’s three-in-three in the form of Filip Forsberg. The young Swede, who has been sidelined for over a month, returned to full-contact practice this afternoon for the first time since being injured with a concussion. This is a move that will look to shake off the rust on Forsberg and slowly get him into full-game speed while playing quality minutes as a member of the Ads.
This won’t be Forsberg’s first rodeo with the Ads. Earlier this season he was sent down in an effort to provide him more ice-time and give him different looks on the ice. How did he do? Phenomenally well. As an Admiral he scored a goal and five assists in four games. He might not be entering in the same shape as he was then – having missed the last month. Still, that’s the sort of quality that will be on the ice this weekend.
No word as of yet if the team will make a subsequent move of a forward down to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL. The team only just recalled Joshua Shalla yesterday from the Cyclones. If there is a move to be made. They may have made that one a day too quick.
Update: It sounds like Filip Forsberg will be taking part in the upcoming 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship – which is being hosted in his native Sweden this year. For those wondering – World Juniors lasts from December 26th to January 5th. My guess is he returns to Nashville after the tournament – provided he performs well.
Thoughts on what Forsberg could bring to the Ads this weekend? Will he be rusty or rested? What line should he play on?