The writing was on the wall for this transaction to take place. Barry Trotz told 102.5 The Game yesterday that Filip Forsberg may go to Milwaukee over the weekend, as they play three games in three days. Also, Forsberg had a team-low 6:42 of ice time in last night’s win against Colorado. Meanwhile, Taylor Beck deserves a chance to prove himself again after a solid first impression late last season. He has five points in eight AHL games this season.
The following is a press release from the Predators…
Nashville, Tenn. (November 7, 2013) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forward Taylor Beck from Milwaukee (AHL) and has assigned forward Filip Forsberg to the Admirals.
Beck, 22 (5/13/91), has posted five points (3g-2a) in eight games for Milwaukee in 2013-14, helping the Admirals to a 6-0-2 record. The 6-2, 206-pound right wing saw his first NHL action with Nashville a season ago, amassing seven points (3g-4a) in 16 games. Nashville’s fourth choice, 70th overall (third round), in the 2009 Entry Draft also led the 2012-13 Ads in points (11g-30a-41pts), assists and ranked second in power-play points (3g-9a-12pts) despite playing in only 50 of the team’s 76 games.