Nashville, Tenn. (November 28, 2015) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the club has recalled forward Viktor Arvidsson and goaltender Juuse Saros from Milwaukee (AHL), and placed forwards Gabriel Bourque and Paul Gaustad on Injured Reserve.
Arvidsson, 22 (4/8/92), posted a point in each of his first 13 AHL contests this season – the longest point streak in the league in 2015-16 and longest by an Admiral since 2009-10 (Mike Santorelli, 14 games) – and paces the club with 17 points (7g-10a) in 14 games. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound native of Skelleftea, Sweden, scored his first NHL goal, which stood as the game winner, in Nashville’s season-opening victory vs. Carolina on Oct. 8, and has a goal in four games this season after going scoreless in his first six NHL contests a season ago. Nashville's fifth choice, 112th overall (fourth round), in the 2014 NHL Draft, Arvidsson was named to the 2015 AHL All-Rookie Team in his first season in North America after ranking third among league rookies and first on the Milwaukee Admirals in points (22g-33a-55pts).
Saros, 20 (4/19/95), has posted an 8-2-0 record, a 2.40 goals-against average, a .919 save percentage and a shutout for Milwaukee in 2015-16, his first campaign in North America. During the month of November, the Forssa, Finland, native has gone 7-0-0 with a 2.00 goals-against average, a .932 save percentage and a shutout. Prior to joining the Admirals, Nashville's fourth choice, 99th overall (fourth round), in the 2013 Entry Draft spent two seasons with HPK of the Finnish Elite League, being named league rookie of the year in 2014, as well as helping Finland win the 2014 World Junior Championship, its first gold medal at the tournament since 1987, receiving 2014 WJC Media All-Star Team honors in the process after leading all goaltenders in save percentage (.943) and goals-against average (1.57) in six games.
The Nashville Predators return home tonight to play the Buffalo Sabres at 7 p.m. CT as they begin a three-game home stand (TV: FOX Sports Tennessee; Radio: 102.5 The Game). The Predators will also face off against the Arizona Coyotes (Tuesday) and Florida Panthers (Thursday) during this three-game set. Fans can still take advantage of the “Gold Friday” super sale. During the sale, fans can get up to 80 percent off admission for select games, as well as discounts on merchandise and specials on parking. The “Gold Friday” sale ends Sunday Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. For more information on “Gold Friday,” fans can visit NashvillePredators.com.