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Preds recall Klein, acquire Durno

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators

Nashville Predators Executive Vice President/General Manager David Poile announced Friday that the club has recalled defenseman Kevin Klein from the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League. The club has also acquired forward Chris Durno from the Anaheim Ducks for forward Shane Endicott.

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 one game with Nashville this season and 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.

Nashville has placed defenseman Marek Zidlicky on injured reserve.

Durno, 26 (10/31/80), has posted seven points (5g-2a) and 63 penalty minutes this season in 34 games with Portland and Norfolk of the American Hockey League. The 6-3, 219-pound forward registered 40 points (20g-20a) in 57 regular-season games and four points (2g-2a) in 21 playoff contests with Milwaukee last season. The Scarborough, Ont. native registered 124 points (52g-72a) in 147 games with Gwinnett of the ECHL from 2003-05 and racked up 48 points (22g-26a) in 130 games during a four-year college career at Michigan Tech from 1999-2003.

The Predators (34-12-3) take on the Central Division rival Chicago Blackhawks (17-24-7) on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. CT at the United Center. The game will be televised locally on FSN South and broadcast on The Zone (WGFX 104.5-FM).

Durno’s Career Record

Regular Season

Playoffs

Season

Club

League

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

1999-00

Michigan Tech

NCAA

24

1

1

2

30

--

--

--

--

--

2000-01

Michigan Tech

NCAA

35

9

6

15

46

--

--

--

--

--

2001-02

Michigan Tech

NCAA

36

7

8

15

48

--

--

--

--

--

2002-03

Michigan Tech

NCAA

35

5

11

16

60

--

--

--

--

--

2003-04

Gwinnett

ECHL

68

20

26

46

46

13

7

5

12

10

2004-05

Gwinnett

ECHL

66

20

36

56

101

8

5

2

7

8

2005-06

Gwinnett

ECHL

13

12

10

22

54

--

--

--

--

--

 

Milwaukee

AHL

57

20

20

40

52

21

2

2

4

18

2006-07

Norfolk

AHL

22

4

1

5

61

--

--

--

--

--

 

Portland

AHL

12

1

1

2

2

--

--

--

--

--

 

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