The Predators are working toward bringing recently acquired Filip Forsberg to Nashville before the end of this season, and it’s possible he could arrive here as early as this weekend.

Whether he would suit up in games for the Predators this year or just practice and get to know the Nashville organization is not yet clear.

The 18 year-old Forsberg played in a pair of exhibition games for Sweden’s national team earlier this week. But he didn’t make his country’s World Championship tournament roster and is now free to head to North America.

The Predators were trying to arrange travel plans for Forsberg on Wednesday and may have more details on his situation Thursday.

Preds coach Barry Trotz said if Forsberg did play in North America in this season, it would be for Nashville – as opposed to the team’s American Hockey League affiliate in Milwaukee.

“I would think he would come here because that would give us an extra body,” Trotz said. “He wouldn’t have to go to Milwaukee and then get called up or anything like that because we have two emergency recalls (Austin Watson and Daniel Bang) at forward right now. So we wouldn’t have to send anyone down.”