The Nashville Predators announced this afternoon that Filip Forsberg has been reassigned to the Milwaukee Admirals. He was recalled under emergency conditions with Patric Hornqvist leaving the team to witness the birth of his first child.
Forsberg played in one game under these conditions, logged 7:59 minutes from 10 shifts, didn’t have a shot on goal, and picked up a hooking penalty in the second period in their 2-0 road shutout of the Chicago Blackhawks.
In the NHL this season Forsberg has now played in 13 games, scored 5 points (1 goal, 4 assists), has a plus/minus rating of -8, and 4 penalty minutes.
With the Admirals he has appeared in 36 games, scored 27 points (10 goals, 17 assists), has a plus/minus of +6, and 12 penalty minutes. He’ll be rejoining the team just in time for the final stint of their four-game road trip as they face the Rochester Americans tomorrow night.
UPDATE: It was just announced that Zach Budish will be sent to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL. Recently, the Admirals added Josh Shalla and Paul Crowder from Cinci – but both are set to remain with the Ads for the time being.
Budish has been healthy scratched during recent games. This marks his second stint playing in the ECHL – both coming this season. He has 2 assists in 6 games with the Cyclones. With the Admirals he has played in 41 games while scored 9 points (3 goals, 6 assists).
It was only under emergency conditions – but how do you feel Filip Forsberg is utilized in Nashville? Is his time truly best served here in Milwaukee right now?