It seems like Austin Watson's play last night was enough to convince the coaching staff who to keep on the roster.
Viktor Arvidsson has been sent down to AHL Milwaukee, as first reported by Corey Pronman.
Viktor Arvidsson sent to the AHL by Nashville.— Corey Pronman (@coreypronman) October 23, 2015
The Predators are still carrying two extra defenseman, but sending Viktor to Milwaukee now means they are carrying exactly 12 forwards at the moment.
Here's the official word from 501 Broadway:
Nashville, Tenn. (October 23, 2015) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Friday that the club has assigned forward Viktor Arvidsson to Milwaukee (AHL).
Arvidsson, 22 (4/8/93), 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).
The Nashville Predators take on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night for their final home game before embarking on a four-game road trip (7 p.m., FOX Sports Tennessee, 102.5 The Game). The first 16,000 fans wearing Gold on Saturday will receive a Terry Crisp Halloween Mask as part of the club's "Golden Saturdays" campaign. Saturday nights are also McDonald’s Family Four nights in Smashville. Fans who purchase a McDonald's Family Four Pack receive four upper-level tickets, four hot dogs, four Pepsi products and four McDonald's specialty items starting at just $129. Limited tickets are still available by calling 615-770-7800.
They just had to promote the whole Gold Helmet thing again.
Arvidsson had a solid preseason, but he does need to work on a few things to keep him up at the NHL level. Don't be shocked to see him bounce back and forth a couple of times as the season progresses.