In a late afternoon decision, the Predators have called up defenseman Taylor Aronson from Milwaukee to join the team against Winnipeg tonight. Here’s an excerpt from the official presser:
…David Poile announced Thursday that the team has recalled defenseman Taylor Aronson from Milwaukee (AHL) and reassigned forward Viktor Stalberg to the Admirals. This is Aronson’s first career recall and he will wear No. 50 with the Predators.
Aronson, 23 (12/30/91), leads Milwaukee defensemen, and is tied for 10th among all AHL blueliners, in points (3g-23a-26pts) while appearing in 45 of the team’s 48 games in 2014-15. A native of Placentia, Calif., the 6-1, 196-pounder is also tied for second among AHL defensemen in assists and power-play assists (12).
Nashville’s second choice, 78th overall (third round), in the 2010 Entry Draft, becomes the fourth member of the draft class to spend time with the team, and the third Portland Winterhawk on the active roster, joining Seth Jones and Paul Gaustad.
Oh yea, Viktor Stalberg’s headed back to the Admirals. Sorry, bud. So, who is Aronson covering for tonight? What defenseman is missing? You’d say Mattias Ekholm, but Anthony Bitetto is still in Nashville with the team; plus, Ekholm skated with the team this morning, suggesting he may be in tonight. Shea Weber did not attend practice this morning, but I am not even going down that road. It looks like it’ll be a game time decision as to if Aronson even makes his debut tonight and if Weber (or someone else) is out.