Here’s some news to start off your morning: Filip Forsberg will be in town when the team faces off with Chicago and Lake Erie this weekend.
This will mark Forsberg’s third trip with the Milwaukee Admirals this season: the first was to allow him to play more minutes and the second was a matter of conditioning after his month off from a concussion. With the Ads he has played seven games and posted eight points (three goals, five assists). To this point, he has managed to play in twelve games with the Nashville Predators scoring five points (one goal, four assists) – including a month absence due to injury.
For those who did not follow Forsberg’s progress in the recent 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship you missed out. He picked up the tournament’s MVP honors while putting up a hefty twelve points (four goals, eight assists) in seven games for Team Sweden. Sadly, he wasn’t able to secure gold in front of his home country – Sweden was defeated by Finland 3-2 in OT. Still, when you think about him missing a month and then playing a few games with the Ads before World Juniors: that’s a heck of tournament for a player who might not have been back to full-speed yet.
How long do you see Forsberg staying with the Ads this go-round? Can we expect more of his World Juniors output this weekend?