Filip Forsberg Recalled to Nashville

Filip Forsberg is set to rejoin the Nashville Predators for the first time since before his MVP performance at the 2014 World Juniors. (Photo Credit: Jeff Hanisch)

Remember a few weeks ago when it felt like the Milwaukee Admirals were finally spoiled for choice with our forwards? That was nice.

The Nashville Predators have just announced that they will be recalling Filip Forsberg from the Admirals. Having looked stellar alongside fellow Swede Calle Jarnkrok while the two were in Milwaukee – they’re now set to re-create the Bork Line at the NHL level.

Forsberg’s season began with the Predators. This season he has played in 12 NHL games and scored 5 points (1 goal, 4 assists), has a plus/minus of -8, and tallied 2 penalty minutes.

During his time with the Milwaukee Admirals he has played in 36 games, scored 27 points (10 goals, 17 assists), has a plus/minus of +6, and recorded 12 penalty minutes. Of those 10 goals – 5 were scored on the power-play.

He also earned MVP honors in this year’s World Junior Championships held in his native Sweden. During that tournament he produced an impressive 12 points (4 goals, 8 assists) in 7 games en route to a silver medal – only coming up short to Team Finland in overtime of the Gold Medal game.

UPDATE: In addition to this news, the Admirals have officially recalled Josh Shalla and Paul Crowder from the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL.

What does this move mean for the Milwaukee Admirals? What must they do from here to find offense? How successful do you think Calle Jarnkrok and Filip Forsberg can be playing together at the NHL level?

8 thoughts on “Filip Forsberg Recalled to Nashville”

  1. Nashville won’t have center Paul Gaustad (upper body) or forward Patrick Eaves (lower body) because of injuries and will be without forward Patric Hornqvist because of the birth of his first child, a daughter, back in Nashville.

  2. NHL Nashville vs. Blackhawks tonight in Chicago



    Nick Spaling – Mike Fisher – Matt Cullen

    Gabriel Bourque – Calle Jarnkrok – Craig Smith

    Eric Nystrom – Colin Wilson – Viktor Stalberg

    Rich Clune – Colton Sissons – Filip Forsberg

    Roman Josi – Shea Weber

    Seth Jones – Victor Bartley

    Mattias Ekholm – Ryan Ellis

    Pekka Rinne

    Carter Hutton

    Scratched: Michael Del Zotto, Patric Hornqvist

    Injured: Center Paul Gaustad (upper body), Patrick Eaves (upper body)

  3. What’s good for the Admirals is this was an emergency callup so he should be returned shortly unless of course someone else gets hurt in tonight’s game.

  4. Nashville could sign Chase Balisy (ATO) and add to Milwaukee. Western Michigan hockey season is over.

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