Nashville, Tenn. (February 3, 2009) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forward Patric Hornqvist from the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League. To make room on the roster for Hornqvist, defenseman Alexander Sulzer was placed on the injured reserve list.
Hornqvist, 22 (1/1/87) has seven points (2g-5a) in 15 games with the Predators this season. He was assigned to the Admirals on Nov. 20, and posted 23 points (9g-14a) in 33 games with Nashville’s primary development affiliate. The Sollentuna, Sweden native is just the ninth player to appear in an NHL contest after being selected with the final pick of an entry draft – he was chosen by the Predators with their seventh choice (230th overall) in the 2003 Entry Draft.
The Predators play their first of a franchise-record 10 home games in the month of February tonight when they host the Phoenix Coyotes at 7 p.m. CT at the Sommet Center. Tickets to this and all Predators home games may be purchased online at nashvillepredators.com, in addition to the Sommet Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling (615) 770-PUCK. The game will be broadcast on FS Tennessee and the Predators flagship radio station –WGFX-104.5 FM The Zone.