Kevin Fiala has just been reassigned by the Nashville Predators to the Milwaukee Admirals following an emergency call up stint that saw the 18-year old make his NHL debut on Tuesday night.
Press Release via Nashville Predators:
Nashville, Tennessee (March 26, 2015) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Thursday that the club has reassigned forward Kevin Fiala to Milwaukee (AHL). Fiala was recalled prior to Tuesday’s game under emergency conditions.
The Nashville Predators play the Lightning tonight in Tampa (6:30 p.m. CT, FOX Sports Tennessee, 102.5 The Game) in the first contest of a two-game road trip. The road trip concludes on Saturday when the Preds travel to take on former head coach Barry Trotz and the Washington Capitals in the Nation’s Capital (11:30 a.m. CT, FOX Sports Tennessee, 102.5 The Game).
For those that had the chance to watch Fiala’s debut you’d have seen pretty much the same play that you’ve been accustomed to seeing out of him in Milwaukee these past few weeks. His game has really calmed down and he is looking every bit as advertised lately. Sometimes you almost forget his age. Reminds me almost exactly of some Filip Forsberg kid a year ago. And I’m thinking the exact same maturation process is going on with Fiala most likely expected to start his 2015-16 season in the NHL.
Unclear what this move might mean for someone such as Gary Steffes who had just signed a PTO contract ahead of yesterday’s Admirals game. For as well as he played I would just assume keep him on-board if you can. Admirals could use as much firepower as they can get right now.