Forsberg to Milwaukee, Budish to Cincinnati

Filip Forsberg is back from his latest NHL stint – and back in time for the Admirals game tomorrow night in Rochester. (Photo Credit: Scott Paulus)

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?

3 thoughts on “Forsberg to Milwaukee, Budish to Cincinnati”

  1. Forsberg really needs to be here. He’s only 19 and the chance to shine offencively here in a tough playoff race will help him long term better than playing 7 minutes a game for a fickle coach like Trotz. 19 year olds will make mistakes…it’s part of learning. how much learning will he do in the suite after a healthy scratch because of a mistake. I am starting to agree with the people that I have seen writing online who say Trotz is what’s holding the Preds back. They are very deep in prospects between the pipes. Their Defencive core is very young (Bartley is the second oldest) and has talent. A few more guys to give more consistent offence (Forsberg, Jarnkrok, Sissions and maybe a vet or two) and they have a team that could do some damage.

  2. Tjsharky, totally agree. It just seems idiotic to keep calling a 19 year old up if you don’t intend on letting him play. Obviously he is young and needs to develop. That’s what the AHL is for. I along with many others anticipate big things from him in the future, but not everyone is a Sidney Crosby and can hit it big basically right past high school age.

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