Nashville Predators recall Miikka Salomaki and Viktor Stalberg
Some reinforcements have been called to help out the injured Predators.
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
Well, we got our answer this morning:
Release via the Preds:
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).