-Club sends nine more to the Milwaukee Admirals, Ellis back to juniors-
Nashville, Tenn. (September 28, 2010) –
Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has assigned forwards Matt Halischuk
, Linus Klasen
, Nick Spaling
, Andreas Thuresson and Kelsey Wilson; defensemen Teemu Laakso
, Grant Lewis and Brett Palin; and goaltender Chet Pickard
to the team’s primary developmental affiliate, the American Hockey League’s Milwaukee Admirals, in addition to sending 2009 first-round selection Ryan Ellis
back to his junior team (Windsor, OHL).
The reduction puts Nashville’s Training Camp roster at 27 players – 16 forwards, eight defensemen and three goaltenders. Players by position currently participating in camp are as follows:FORWARDS (16)
: Jonas Andersson, Wade Belak, J-P Dumont, Martin Erat
, Marcel Goc, Patric Hornqvist
, Sergei Kostitsyn
, David Legwand
, Matthew Lombardi, Jamie Lundmark, Cal O'Reilly, Jerred Smithson, Steve Sullivan, Jordin Tootoo
, Joel Ward, Colin Wilson
.DEFENSEMEN (8): Francis Bouillon
, Cody Franson, Aaron Johnson, Kevin Klein
, Ryan Parent, Alexander Sulzer, Ryan Suter
, Shea Weber
Mark Dekanich, Anders Lindback
, Pekka Rinne
The Predators return to action tomorrow night at Philips Arena in Atlanta for their fifth of six preseason contests leading up to the 2010-11 regular season (6 p.m. CT, WBUZ 102.9-FM The Buzz). Nashville closes out the preseason on Sunday at Washington (11 a.m. CT).
The regular season in Smashville kicks off on Oct. 9 vs. the Anaheim Ducks. All fans in attendance will receive an Opening Night t-shirt courtesy of Bridgestone. Tickets may be purchased at the Bridgestone Arena box office, by calling (615) 770-PUCK (7825) or online via Ticketmaster.com or nashvillepredators.com.