Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the team has recalled defenseman Anthony Bitetto and forward Viktor Stalberg from Milwaukee (AHL).
Bitetto, 24 (7/15/90), made his NHL debut on Jan. 17 at Detroit, logging 11:01, before being reassigned to Milwaukee the following day. The Island Park, New York, native has amassed 25 points (2g-23a) in 46 games for the Admirals this season; his assist total ranks third among AHL blueliners, while his point total is good for 12th. A season ago, his first full campaign at the AHL level, the 6-foot, 215-pounder tied for sixth among AHL defensemen in goals (11), and for ninth in power-play goals (6).
Stalberg, 28 (1/17/86), has three assists in 10 games for the Predators this season, and 125 points (60g-65a) in 323 career NHL games with Nashville, Chicago and Toronto. In 14 games with Milwaukee, the Gothenberg, Sweden, native has 12 points (7g-5a), including a hat trick on Saturday at Rockford.
The Nashville Predators, who lead the NHL in point-percentage (.717) and sit in first overall in the Western Conference, play the first of a four-game home stand tonight against the Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay Lightning (7 p.m. CT, 102.5 The Game). Fans can get in the building to see these two top teams faceoff with the special NISSAN “Two for Tuesday” deal. By entering promo code “two” on ticketmaster.com, fans will receive two lower-bowl tickets, two hot dogs, two Pepsis and a Preds car flag for $99.
A limited number of tickets still remain for the Preds game tonight and for the three remaining games during the current home stand: Thursday against the Winnipeg Jets (7 p.m., 102.5 The Game), Saturday against the New Jersey Devils (7 p.m., FOX Sports Tennessee, 102.5 The Game) and next Tuesday, Feb. 17 versus the San Jose Sharks (7 p.m., FOX Sports Tennessee, 102.5 The Game). For more information about purchasing tickets to these games and special promotional deals, visit nashvillepredators.com or call 615-770-7800.