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Predators Reduce Roster to 31

Assign 14 to Milwaukee and Allard to his Junior Club

by Nashville Predators @PredsNHL /

Nashville, Tenn. (October 2, 2016) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has assigned goaltender Jonas Gunnarsson, defensemen Alexandre Carrier, Jonathan-Ismael Diaby, Jack Dougherty, Matt Irwin and Trevor Murphy, and forwards Felix Girard, Max Gortz, Justin Kirkland, Michael Liambas, Adam Payerl, Jaynen Rissling, Trevor Smith and Harry Zolnierczyk to Milwaukee (AHL). The team also assigned 2016 third-round Entry Draft selection Frederic Allard to his junior team (Chicoutimi, QMJHL). In addition, goaltender Mark Visentin, defensemen Teddy Doherty, Eric Knodel and Jimmy Oligny, and forwards Gabryel Boudreau, Eric Robinson, Tylor Spink, Tyson Spink and Matt White have been released from their tryouts and are heading to Milwaukee's (AHL) training camp.

Nashville's training camp roster is now at 31 players - 19 forwards, nine defensemen and three goaltenders. An updated roster is available here.

The Nashville Predators will play their second preseason home game on Tuesday, October 4, against the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7:00 p.m. CT at Bridgestone Arena. The Preds close out the preseason on Saturday, October 8, against the Lightning in Tampa at 6:00 p.m. Both games can be listened to on the Predators flagship station, 102.5 The Game.

The Predators begin the regular season on Friday, October 14, at Bridgestone Arena at 7:00 p.m. when they host the Chicago Blackhawks. Great interest-free payment plans are currently available for all Nashville Predators season-ticket packages, with full-season packages starting as low as $18 per game and half-season packages beginning at $30 per game. Full, half and MTN Dew 15-Game Mini Plan season-ticket holders continue to receive the biggest savings and the most comprehensive benefits that Smashville has to offer. In addition to saving money off the individual ticket price and getting access to certain games only available through plans, these plan holders receive 20 percent off at the Predators Team Store, 10 percent discount at Bridgestone Arena concession stands and highest distinction in Smashville Rewards, the official rewards program of the Nashville Predators. For more information, or to purchase, visit or contact a ticket representative at (615) 770-7800.

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