Nashville, Tenn. (April 11, 2015) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the team has recalled defenseman Joe Piskula from Milwaukee (AHL) under emergency conditions.
Piskula, 30 (7/5/84), played a pair of games for the Predators in 2013-14, and has suited up for 12 NHL games with Nashville, Calgary and Los Angeles since 2006-07 (0g-0a-0pts, 8 PIMs). The Antigo, Wisconsin native has 17 points (1g-16a) in 65 games for the Admirals in 2014-15 to go along with a +22 rating, tied for the ninth-highest mark in the league. Acquired from the Flames organization on Feb. 28, 2013, Piskula has appeared in 530 AHL games over the past eight seasons, amassing 114 points (13g-101a) and 419 penalty minutes.
The 6-3, 208-pound blueliner signed with the Kings after three seasons at the University of Wisconsin from 2004-07 where he compiled 22 points (3g-19a) and 80 penalty minutes in 112 games and helped Wisconsin win the 2006 NCAA Championship.
The Nashville Predators, who secured home ice in the opening round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Thursday, close out their 2014-15 regular-season schedule tonight in Dallas (7 p.m. CT, FOX Sports Tennessee, 102.5 The Game). Following the end of the NHL’s regular season tonight, information regarding Playoff matchups and game schedules will be released tomorrow, Sunday, April 12.
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