Nashville Predators Executive Vice President/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has recalled defenseman Kevin Klein from the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.
Klein, 21 (12/13/84), has two goals and 21 penalty minutes in 12 games with Milwaukee this season. The 6-1, 195-pound defenseman had one assist in four preseason games with Nashville this season and appeared in two contests with the Predators in 2005-06. The Kitchener, Ont. native led Admirals defensemen in scoring (10g-33a-43pt) and ranked 13th among AHL backliners in points last season. Klein was originally Nashville's third choice, 37th overall (second round), in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
The Predators placed forward Scottie Upshall on injured reserve today.
Nashville (12-4-2) faces the Columbus Blue Jackets (5-12-1) tonight at 6:00 p.m. CT at Nationwide Arena. The game will be broadcast locally on FSN South and The Zone (WGFX 104.5-FM). The Predators next home contest is this Thursday vs. the Vancouver Canucks. Tickets for that game are still available and tickets for the entire Predators 2006-07 regular-season home schedule may be purchased at the GEC box office, all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling (615) 770-PUCK. They may also be purchased at nashvillepredators.com or nashvillepredators.com or ticketmaster.com.
Predators season-ticket packages are still available for as low as $156; call (615) 770-PUCK or visit nashvillepredators.com for more details.