NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has assigned forward Craig Smith to Milwaukee (AHL) on a conditioning assignment. Smith remains on Nashville’s active roster during the conditioning stint.
Smith, 23 (9/5/89), has nine points (3g-9a) in 30 games this season for Nashville, with all but one of those points (an assist) coming in his last 15 games. The Madison, Wis., native has played in 102 career NHL contests, but has yet to appear in an American Hockey League game.
After defeating the Calgary Flames last night 5-3 in front of a sold out Bridgestone Arena crowd, the Predators are back in action tomorrow, taking on the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. (FSTN, 1675 HD, 28 SD and 102.5 FM The Game) for a Hockey Fights Cancer matchup. There will be several opportunities throughout the night for fans to donate to pediatric cancer research. Fans can also text CHILDREN to 27722 to donate $10. One hundred percent of the money collected at the game will benefit the Nashville Predators Pediatric Cancer Research Fund at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Limited tickets are still available and may be purchased at the Bridgestone Arena box office, through all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com, nashvillepredators.com and (615) 770-7800.