Ahead of last night's Milwaukee Admirals game against the Grand Rapids Griffins, Admirals Roundtable mentioned a few missing players in the Ads roster:
Salomaki and Stalberg were recalled to Nashville.— Admirals Roundtable (@adsroundtable) January 3, 2015
At least that's what the Griffins broadcasters just said during the game. It'd be Salomaki's first career call up.— Admirals Roundtable (@adsroundtable) January 3, 2015
Nashville, Tenn. (January 3, 2015) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forwards Miikka Salomaki (MEE-kah SA-loh-MA-kee) and Viktor Stalberg from Milwaukee (AHL) and placed forward Taylor Beck on Injured Reserve.
Salomaki, 21 (3/9/93), has 16 points (5g-11a) and 26 penalty minutes in 29 games for the Admirals this season, in addition to ranking among the AHL’s Top 10 forwards in plus/minus rating (+13). In his first North American professional season in 2013-14, the 5-11, 211-pound Raahe, Finland, native led Milwaukee in points (20g-30a-50pts) while tying for fifth among AHL rookies in points, and for seventh among first-year AHLers in assists. Nashville’s second choice, 52nd overall (second round), in the 2011 Entry Draft, has yet to appear in an NHL contest.
Stalberg, 28 (1/17/86), returns to Nashville where he has appeared in five NHL contests in 2014-15. In six games with Milwaukee, he has amassed six points (2g-4a), including a three-point effort (1g-2a) last time out on Tuesday vs. Lake Erie. In 318 career NHL games with Toronto, Chicago and Nashville, the 6-3, 210-pound native of Stockholm, Sweden, has 122 points (60g-62a).