Nashville, Tenn. (October 18, 2010) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forward Nick Spaling from Milwaukee (AHL).
Spaling, 22 (9/19/88), has posted two points (1g-1a) through four games with the Admirals this season. In his rookie NHL campaign of 2009-10, the Palmerston, Ont., native put up three assists in 28 games for the Predators. He posted a plus or even rating in 26 of those contests and ranked fifth among rookie forwards in average shorthanded ice time (1:43). Nashville’s third choice, 58th overall (second round) in the 2007 Entry Draft also dressed for all six of the club’s 2010 Stanley Cup Playoff contests.
The Predators will look to improve on their 3-0-1 record when they face the Calgary Flames on Tuesday at Bridgestone Arena (7 p.m. CT, 102.9 FM The Buzz), before playing host to superstar Sidney Crosby and the 2009 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday (7 p.m. CT, 102.9 FM The Buzz, Fox Sports Tennessee). Thursday’s game is also Hockey Fights Cancer Night in Smashville with the Predators donating 25 percent of every single-game ticket sold to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in addition to holding countless other awareness and fundraising events throughout the evening. Tickets are still available for both contests and may be purchased at the Bridgestone Arena box office, by calling (615) 770-PUCK (7825) or online via ticketmaster.com or nashvillepredators.com.