For those who caught it in this morning’s edition of The Chatterbox, I had asked head coach Dean Evason last night about potential reinforcements that could be incoming with their team stretched so thin:
“We’ll wait and evaluate and see what Nashville does. Clearly that’s what we do. I mean, it’s trickle down.” Dean Evason
I can only assume a phone call took place either right after last night’s game or early this morning.
Sissons played in three games with the Nashville and scored an assist in his first NHL game for his first NHL point. In his first game he logged 10:49 in ice time. Since, he has played 5:09 TOI and 8:00 TOI while playing on the Pred’s fourth line.
Moser, who played in his first career NHL game in last night’s 4-3 shootout loss for the Predators, registered sixteen shifts and played 10:12 of ice time in his debut. Word was that he had an out clause if he wasn’t up in Nashville by December (source). To boot, he was close to joining the Swiss Olympic squad just around the time of this call up. He played his first career NHL game and is on the brink heading to Sochi for the Winter Olympics. Not a bad few weeks in the life of Simon Moser, eh?
It’s unclear whether or not this move will be a short one or not. The Admirals play on Wednesday night against the Hamilton Bulldogs and then the Nashville Predators play in Minnesota on Thursday. If bodies are still needed up top – it’s quick travel and a quick way to keep guys fresh. Sissons has been playing fourth line minutes. Moser was on the third line with Taylor Beck last night. Both would earn more playing time than they would get on the lower end playing lines. If even this is a quick stint back down for both before joining the Predators in Minnesota the next night – it helps everyone involved.
Thoughts on the roster move? Is this just a quick stop for one game for both?