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Predators Reduce Training Camp Roster to 36 Players

Nashville Faces the Blue Jackets at 2 p.m. (CT) Tomorrow in Columbus

by Press Release @PredsNHL /

Nashville, Tenn. (September 18, 2017) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the team has assigned forwards Justin Kirkland, Tyler Moy and Anthony Richard; defensemen Frederic Allard, Joonas Lyytinen and Trevor Murphy and goaltender Matt O'Connor to the American Hockey League's Milwaukee Admirals.

The Predators have also released the following players from their professional tryout agreements and assigned them to Milwaukee: forwards Derek Army, Bobby Butler, Tyler Kelleher, Angelo Miceli, Trevor Mingoia and Stephen Perfetto; defensemen Jimmy Oligny and Rick Pinkston and goaltender Jake Paterson. Additionally, defenseman T.J. Melancon has been assigned to Milwaukee and will remain on a professional tryout agreement.

Nashville's training camp roster is now at 36 players - 20 forwards, 13 defensemen and three goalies. An updated roster is attached.

Preseason play continues tomorrow for the Predators as they head to Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets at 2 p.m. CT. Nashville will then return home face the Blue Jackets on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. and will wrap-up the preseason with a 7 p.m. contest against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Single-game tickets for the 2017-18 season are now available, with a very limited number of full, half and mini season-ticket plans still available for purchase. The Loyal Legion 10-Game Plan presented by Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant is also now on sale and is the most flexible package ever offered, allowing the busier fan to attend games that fit their schedule and budget. The package includes a $20 gift card that can be redeemed at all Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant brands. All season-ticket packages are available with interest-free payment plans. To order season tickets, visit or contact a ticket representative at 615-770-7800.

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