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Predators Reduce Roster to 53 Players

Pair of 2019 Draft Picks, Tomasino and Afanasyev, Assigned to Their Junior Teams

by Press Release @PredsNHL /

Nashville, Tenn. (September 17, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced Tuesday that the team has assigned forwards Egor Afanasyev (OHL/Windsor) and Philip Tomasino (OHL/Niagara) to their respective junior teams.

The Predators' training camp roster is now at 53 players - 30 forwards, 18 defensemen and five goaltenders. An updated roster is linked here.

After picking up wins in both games of their doubleheader against the Florida Panthers on Monday, the Predators' preseason schedule continues with a home-and-home vs. Tampa Bay this weekend. Nashville will travel to Tampa Bay for a 6 p.m. CT game on Friday before welcoming last season's Presidents' Trophy winners to Bridgestone Arena at 7 p.m. CT on Saturday. The team's preseason concludes with two games against the Carolina Hurricanes - a home contest on Sept. 25 and a trip to Raleigh two days later on Sept. 27.

Additionally, the Predators will host the second annual PredsFest presented by Bridgestone on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 2 to 6 p.m. CT at Bridgestone Arena. The largest free fan event of the season, activities will include a Player Gold Walk at Walk of Fame Park, Preds player appearances, locker room tours, a used equipment sale and live entertainment.

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