The Nashville Predators have recalled forward Viktor Arvidsson from AHL Milwaukee.
The team will get back on the ice today at 2 p.m., getting a practice in before a long string of home games starting with the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.
Arvidsson hasn't played with the big club since January 12th, and has three goals and five points on the year. His recall means that Kevin Fiala is going to stay put for the time being, hopefully to spend more time rounding out his game.
Nashville, Tenn. (February 1, 2016) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has recalled forward Viktor Arvidsson from Milwaukee (AHL).
Arvidsson, 22 (4/8/92), has five points (3g-2a) in 24 games for the Predators in 2015-16 after going scoreless in his first six career NHL contests a season ago. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound native of Skelleftea, Sweden’s first career goal was the game winner in Nashville’s season-opening victory over Carolina on Oct. 8, and he recorded back-to-back tallies on Dec. 5 at Detroit and Dec. 7 at Boston, with the latter also being a game-winning goal. Nashville's fifth choice, 112th overall (fourth round), in the 2014 Entry Draft, Arvidsson has 18 points (8g-10a) in 17 games with the Admirals this season, with six of those markers coming on the power play. 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).