Early last night, just before the Admirals took on the Grand Rapid Griffins, Admirals Roundtable posted something quite interesting to Twitter:
…And, sure enough, it was announced officially from the Predators early this morning in wake of Nashville’s bout against the L.A. Kings this afternoon:
As it says in the Tweet, this is Miikka Salomaki’s first recall in his career, which means this may be his first time hitting the big boy ice. We assume Viktor Stalberg is just as ecstatic.
With a recalls, that means someone isn’t in tip-top shape. Taylor Beck was announced as placed on the IR moments after the announcement of Stalberg and Salomaki, and then, shortly after, Matt Cullen was also placed on the IR. Also noteworthy is the fact that James Neal left the ice early yesterday during practice, but that’s just speculation of an injury or the evasion of one.