The Nashville Predators have reassigned winger Viktor Arvidsson to the Milwaukee Admirals this morning. The move comes without any corresponding move up and one day before the Admirals host the Rockford IceHogs.
Press Release via Milwaukee Admirals:
Milwaukee, WI— Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Friday that the club has assigned forward Viktor Arvidsson to Milwaukee.
Arvidsson has appeared in three games for the Predators this season – with the club winning all three games – while scoring his first career goal in the season opener vs. Carolina on Oct. 8. A season ago, he was named to the 2015 AHL All-Rookie Team in his first season in North America after ranking third among league rookies and first on the Milwaukee Admirals in points (22g-33a-55pts).
Arvidsson and the Admirals return to action on Saturday night when they play host to the Rockford IceHogs at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, followed by a post-game concert with Foreigner.
Fans can purchase tickets for Saturday’s game, on-ice concert passes or any other Ads game this season at the Admirals office (510 W. Kilbourn Ave.), the BMO Harris Bradley Center Box Office, Ticketmaster, or by phone at (414) 227-0550. Use the promo code ICEPASS when purchasing on-ice passes on Ticketmaster.
Arvidsson’s season started by beating out both Kevin Fiala and Stevie Moses in Nashville’s pre-season camp to earn a place on the Predators opening day roster. His first career NHL point and goal would prove to be the game-winner on opening night for Nashville in their 2-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Since, Arvidsson has only played two more times and it appears as though Austin Watson has cemented himself in a line combination with Paul Gaustad and Eric Nystrom. Rather than see Arvidsson sit on the sidelines as a healhy scratch every night it looks as if Nashville as elected to send him to Milwaukee where he can factor in for top line minutes and be sharp when the time comes for a recall back to the NHL. This such action, of course, only happens with thanks to the fact everyone in the system is 100% healthy at the moment. *knocks on wood so hard that he breaks wood*
Happy to have Viktor Arvidsson back with the Admirals? Can his presence, combined with the last result, reignite the team and get them on a winning run?