Nashville Predators Executive Vice President/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the club has recalled defenseman Kevin Klein (KEH-vihn KLIGHN) from the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League and reassigned forward Alexander Radulov (al-eh-AN-duhr RAD-uh-lahf) to Milwaukee.
Klein, 22 (12/13/84), has 14 points (4g-10a) and 45 penalty minutes in 44 games with Milwaukee this season. The 6-1, 195-pound defenseman has appeared in three games with Nashville this season, scoring his first NHL goal in the Predators' 3-1 victory over Chicago on Jan. 26. Klein skated 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 (36-12-3) take on the Colorado Avalanche (24-21-4) tonight at 7:00 p.m. CT at Pepsi Center. The game will be televised nationally on Versus and broadcast locally on The Zone (WGFX 104.5-FM).