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Forsberg sent to AHL

Nov 7, 2013, 2:23 PM EDT

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Predators rookie forward Filip Forsberg (a.k.a. the kid the Caps traded for Martin Erat) has apparently been assigned to AHL Milwaukee, with 22-year-old winger Taylor Beck getting the call up to the big club.

Forsberg, 19, has one goal and four assists in 11 games for Nashville this season; however, he’s seen his ice time decrease dramatically in his past few outings. Last night, he played just 6:42 in the Preds’ 6-4 win over the Avs.

Preds blog On The Forecheck notes that head coach Barry Trotz said earlier this week he’d like Forsberg to get more ice time, and that’s exactly what he should get with Milwaukee. The Admirals play Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the road versus Texas, Texas (again), and San Antonio.

Nashville plays Friday in Winnipeg and Sunday in New Jersey.

Related: Caps were ‘souring’ on prospect Forsberg

  1. vbcaps - Nov 7, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Most people forget we got Latta from Nashville in this deal along with Erat and he has been impressive

    So for the highly touted prospect we gave up, we have two players playing in our line up right now.

    Still a very debatable trade as far as who “won”

  2. jdmix - Nov 7, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    The winner loser verdict might still be out, but how can you really say the Caps made a “smart” move? Latta has appeared in 5 games and Erat is a 3rd line “aging” winger who has combined 6pts all assist. Forsberg, is still just 19 and has a high ceiling with 1goal and 4 assist this season while avg. just over 8 mins a game.
    Erat had good numbers in Nashville but the Predators don’t have a lot of staggering offensive stats.
    Face it Caps sold out a bit of the future to make the playoffs and lost a 1st round pick in an attempt to make it out of the 1st round of the playoffs.

    • wethog66 - Nov 7, 2013 at 5:04 PM

      Erat hasn’t been on the 3rd line for a while. And Latta looks right at home on the 4th line.

      Still a while to go to determine who got the better of this trade, but right now it looks like the Caps made out ok.

      • dipthatchip - Nov 8, 2013 at 9:19 AM

        Erat’s numbers this year can be attributed to being buried on the 4th line for 6 games or so. I don’t think he’ll get bumped from the top line any time soon and will start finding the twine more often than not.

        Latta was a nice pick up too. The 46-24-43 combo is as good a fourth line as you can ask for.

        I wish Forsberg the best, but I’m over contemplating who won/lost.

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