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Stalberg was a healthy scratch against the Bruins on Monday, and has yet to play a single game for the Predators so far this season.

It's been a rough season for Stalberg, who spent time on the IR in November due to a knee injury followed by a brief stint at AHL Milwaukee, where he scored three points in four games. Still, with the Predators currently sitting in third place in the Western Conference, we don't expect coach Peter Laviolette to tinker with his lineup too much, which means Stalberg will likely continue to sit until an opportunity to see his first game action of the season arises -- likely in the form of an injury to one of the team's regulars.

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Stalberg was recalled from AHL Milwaukee on Friday.

Waived by the Predators just hours earlier, it seems like it might have been a procedural move to facilitate Paul Gaustad's placement on injured reserve. Though he's now back in Nashville, it seems unlikely that Stalberg will claim a regular role in the Nashville lineup. Look for him to serve as an extra forward until an injury to another player allows him to reclaim a spot.

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Stalberg cleared waivers and was reassigned to AHL Milwaukee on Friday.

It represents a steep fall for Stalberg, who was signed to a four-year, $12 million contract in the summer of 2013, ostensibly to serve as a top-six forward for the Predators. That never materialized after he submitted a dismal 2013-14 campaign, and then was pushed down the depth chart this season before injuries took their toll. There's a decent chance that he'll resurface for the Predators later this season, but likely as a member of a checking line.

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The Predators activated Stalberg (knee) from injured reserve Thursday and placed him on waivers.

Stalberg is set to resume playing after recovering from a knee injury, but the Predators don't have a roster spot for him at this time, so they are hoping to pass him through waivers and assign him to AHL Milwaukee in order to get in some game action.

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Stalberg was placed on injured reserve over the weekend.

The Predators recalled Stalberg from his conditioning assignment at AHL Milwaukee on Saturday, but only for the purpose of moving him to IR after he suffered what is believed to be a serious knee injury Friday night. An official timetable hasn't been issued for his recovery period yet, but Stalberg is generally expected to miss multiple weeks.

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Stalberg (knee) was recalled from his conditioning assignment at AHL Milwaukee on Saturday.

After suffering what is believed to be a serious injury in his final game Friday with Milwaukee, Stalberg won't be rejoining the Predators as a potential lineup option. He'll be evaluated closely by team doctors back in Nashville in an attempt to determine the severity of the injury, along with a potential return timetable. If the injury proves to be as significant as feared, Stalberg would more than likely be shuttled over to injured reserve.

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Stalberg suffered what could be a significant knee injury during a game with AHL Milwaukee on Friday, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports.

Friday was supposed to mark the final game of Stalberg's conditioning assignment at Milwaukee before rejoining the Predators, however, it looks like he could now be bound for injured reserve instead. Stalberg will head to Nashville to have his injury is evaluated, but the initial reports don't sound promising, as the forward was unable to put any weight on his right leg while leaving the ice. Stalberg was held without a point in five games for the Predators before being sent to Milwaukee for conditioning work.

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The Predators sent Stalberg on a conditioning assignment with AHL Milwaukee on Wednesday.

Stalberg has seen limited playing time since returning from a lower body injury, so the Predators decided to send him to Milwaukee for the time being in order to get him some playing time. He can stay with Milwaukee for up to two weeks, so it remains to be seen exactly he will return to Nashville.

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Stalberg was activated from injured reserve Friday and will be available for the Predators' game against the Jets, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports.

If the Predators decide to use Stalberg on Friday, he'd likely slot in on the Preds' second line, joining Derek Roy and Craig Smith. Before returning to full practice earlier this week, Stalberg had been sidelined since Sept. 22 with the lower-body injury.

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Stalberg (lower body) skated on the second line during Tuesday's practice and is close to a return, according to the Predators' official website.

Stalberg said he has "felt pretty good in practice the last few days" and has been able to continue practicing and working out, so hopefully he doesn't have to shake off too much rust once he gets the green light to re-join the lineup. If Stalberg doesn't join his teammates on their upcoming road trip to Winnipeg (Friday) and Chicago (Saturday), look for a possible return next Tuesday against the Coyotes.