A day ahead of the Admirals opening tilt in a four-game road trip we have a roster move to announce. This afternoon Calle Jarnkrok has earned his first career NHL recall and is heading up to the Nashville Predators.
Having watched last night’s Predators game against the Canucks I noticed two pretty good knocks in the game. Paul Gaustad left the game after Alexander Edler landed on top of him in the first period. And Nick Spaling also seemed to get dinged up later in the game.
With some possible injury woes in the mix – Nashville will give Jarnkrok his first taste of the NHL. This season in the AHL he has an overall scoring total of 43 points (18 goals, 25 assists) from 62 games between his time with the Grand Rapids Griffins and Milwaukee Admirals. Since being acquired in the David Legwand deal – Jarnkrok’s offensive output has been fantastic: 7 points (5 goals, 2 assists) in 5 games in Milwaukee.
Thoughts on the move? How do you think Calle Jarnkrok’s game will fit or not-fit in the NHL? How badly does this impact the Admirals heading into the road trip?