Nashville Predators Executive Vice President/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the club has recalled forward Jordin Tootoo
and defenseman Greg Zanon (ZA-nuhn) from the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.
Tootoo, 23 (2/2/83), has posted six points (1g-5a) and a +4 rating in 17 games with Nashville this season. In 41 AHL games this season, the 5-9, 194-pound right wing has posted 27 points (13g-14a), a +6 rating and 133 penalty minutes. He appeared in 70 games with the Predators in 2003-04 and led the club with 137 penalty minutes.
Zanon, 25 (6/5/80), has posted 30 points (8g-22a) and a team-high +14 rating in 56 games for the Admirals this season. The 5-11, 211-pound Burnaby, B.C. native, who wears the captain's "C" for Milwaukee, made his NHL debut with Nashville on December 1 vs. Minnesota and has appeared in two games with the Predators, notching one assist. He was originally signed as a free agent by Nashville on July 9, 2004 after helping the Ads capture the 2004 Calder Cup with a league-best +10 rating in the post-season.
The Predators' roster stands at 23 with three players (Mark Eaton, Yanic Perreault and Scott Walker) on injured reserve.
Nashville (35-19-7) takes on the Calgary Flames (35-18-7) tonight at 8:00 p.m. CT at the Pengrowth Saddledome. The game will be televised locally on FSN South and broadcast on 104.5-FM The Zone.
The Predators open a four-game homestand at the Gaylord Entertainment Center next Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. against the Vancouver Canucks (35-23-5). Tickets for those games are still available and may be purchased at the Gaylord Entertainment Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, which include Kroger, Tower Records and Hecht's, or by calling (615) 770-PUCK. Tickets may also be purchased online.