Niskala has been an offensive beast this year in Sweden, as I'm sure you are all well aware:
Goals - 19 - 1st for Dmen, tied for 12th overall
Assists - 30 - 3rd for Dmen, 12th overall
Points - 49 - 1st for Dmen, 10th overall
+/- +24, 1st overall for SEL
He had 9 PP goals and 5 GWGs - both tying for 1st amongst Dmen.
His play-off stats were 3+3 for 6 in 9 games, +3.
He does get criticised for his defensive play but could play 3rd pairing D and PP minutes in the NHL and put up a good 20-30 points on the year. You don't get a +24 rating if you are beyond help defensively...If nothing else, he'd be a good #7 if anyone went down injured.
My point is, those are good stats and after a year like that he deserves a shot at the NHL. Is there any room for him on your team and if not, what return would you want for him in a trade?