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Preds Reduce Camp Roster By 2

by Press Release / Nashville Predators
Nashville, Tenn. (September 30, 2008) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has reassigned goaltender Drew MacIntyre to Milwaukee of the American Hockey League and released forward Michael Ryan from a professional tryout.

A total of 20 forwards – including injured players Jed Ortmeyer and Steve Sullivan – eight defensemen and two goaltenders remain in camp.

Players by position currently participating in camp are as follows:
Forwards (20): Jason Arnott, Radek Bonk, J.P. Dumont, Martin Erat, Vernon Fiddler, Triston Grant, Josh Gratton, Patric Hornqvist, Ryan Jones, David Legwand, Scott Nichol, Cal O’Reilly, Jed Ortmeyer, Rich Peverley, Antti Pihlstrom, Jerred Smithson, Steve Sullivan, Nick Tarnasky, Jordin Tootoo and Joel Ward.
Defensemen (8): Greg de Vries, Dan Hamhuis, Kevin Klein, Ville Koistinen, Alexander Sulzer, Ryan Suter, Shea Weber and Greg Zanon.
Goaltenders (2): Dan Ellis and Pekka Rinne.

The Predators will practice tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Centennial Sportsplex, then will play their third and final home preseason game against the Carolina Hurricanes (0-3-0) on Thursday. Game time is slated for 7 p.m. at the Sommet Center.

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