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Silver and out: Forsberg, Lindholm head back to NHL

Jan 8, 2014, 6:22 PM EDT

Filip Forsberg AP

Two key players from Sweden’s silver medal-winning side at the 2014 World Junior Hockey Championships are on their way back to the NHL.

Filip Forsberg — the tournament MVP — and Elias Lindholm, Sweden’s second leading scorer, are headed back to the Nashville Predators and Carolina Hurricanes, respectively.

Forsberg was flying into Nashville today, according to The Tennessean. Preds head coach Barry Trotz said a decision would soon be made as to Forsberg’s role on the team, meaning he’ll either stick in Nashville or be reassigned to the club’s AHL affiliate in Milwaukee.

Linhdolm is en route to Carolina, and the ‘Canes have already reassigned Aaron Palushaj to AHL Charlotte to clear space on the active roster.

It’ll be curious to see how both Swedes fare coming off a confidence-building tournament. Forsberg has struggled adjusting to the NHL game and has already spent time with the Admirals this season — where he’s been very good offensively — while Lindholm has scored seven points in 21 games with Carolina, missing some time to injury.

  1. ludacrish05 - Jan 8, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Why caps, why? What a mistake to trade him

  2. gunnyhighway88 - Jan 8, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    I didn’t care for the trade either, but it’s not like he’s doing anything great with the Predators so far. Hell, according to this story, he may get sent back down to the minors. If he was worth starting, it wouldn’t be a decision. Just my two cents.

    • westinpat - Jan 8, 2014 at 9:12 PM

      More time to develop to the NHL/AHL style isn’t a bad thing.

  3. hines86for6 - Jan 8, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    Forsberg doesn’t turn 20 until August. got plenty of time ahead of him. doesn’t have to be gangbusters right now.

  4. Idaslapter - Jan 8, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    Still happy in Nashville with the trade. How many goals does Erat have?

  5. hines86for6 - Jan 8, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    Is Erat still asking for that trade?

    You guys gave up an 18 yr old for an aging, expensive, not even good anymore veteran.

    Yeah, he had his highest point total in 2012. He also played a lot on the PP with Shea Weber, Ryan Suter, and Patric Hornqvist.

    Caps got hosed. Hysteria ensued when Poile hung up the phone.

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