Stalberg has not registered a point in his first six games as a Predator. Nashville brought him in during the to provide the team with a little more offence, but that has yet to materialize through the first month of the season. He is expected to skate with Mike Fisher and Colin Wilson tonight.
Stalberg (shoulder) will make his Predators debut tonight.
Stalberg missed the Preds first four games of the season recovering from a sprained AC joint in his shoulder. He was expected to miss 4-6 weeks, but has returned after just two and a half. Expect Predators head coach Barry Trotz to ease him back into the lineup.
Stalberg is "banging around out there," said Predators head coach Barry Trotz. He is making progress and has a chance to play as early as Saturday.
Stalberg was expected to miss two more weeks with and AC sprain in his shoulder. This is great news for the Predators who signed him to a 4-year, $12 milllon US deal in the offseason. Monitor his status prior to Saturday's contest with the Islanders.
Predators right wing Viktor Stalberg will miss up to four weeks with a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder.
Stalberg was hurt Tuesday night in the first period of a 2-0 win against Tampa Bay. He was checked by Dmitry Korobov 5:39 into the period and skated off favouring his right arm before heading to the locker room. The Predators signed him to a four-year contract in the offseason hoping he could help their anemic offence.
Stalberg skated outside the top four lines when Chicago practiced at the United Center on Tuesday, and coach Joel Quenneville also broke up the combination of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane that worked so well at the end of the Western Conference finals.
Brandon Bollig will get Stalberg's spot in the lineup for at least Game 1. Bollig, listed at 6-foot-2, 223 pounds, brings a more sizeable presence against the physical Bruins compared to the 6-3, 209-pound Stalberg, who is more of a speed player.