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Predators Recall Five, Place Bass on IR

Juuse Saros Recalled on an Emergency Basis

by Press Release @PredsNHL /

Nashville, Tenn. (October 22, 2016) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the club has recalled goaltender Juuse Saros from Milwaukee (AHL) on an emergency basis, and also recalled forwards Frederick Gaudreau, Trevor Smith, Austin Watson and Harry Zolnierczyk from Milwaukee. In addition, the team placed forward Cody Bass on Injured Reserve with an upper-body injury.

Saros has played the full 60 minutes in each of the Milwaukee Admirals' three games this season, posting a 3-0-0 record with a .964 save percentage and 1.00 goals-against average. He has made 81 saves and allowed just three goals in those three contests.

Gaudreau has recorded two shots on goal and two penalty minutes in three games for Milwaukee. Smith is tied for the team lead with two points (1g-1a), and has registered seven shots on goal, six penalty minutes and a +2 rating. Watson leads the Admirals with nine penalty minutes, and has scored one goal with a +1 rating. Zolnierczyk has recorded five shots on goal, four penalty minutes and a +1 rating in three games.

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