The Nashville Predators have added forward Steve Sullivan to the active roster today. Sullivan, out since February 2007 with a back injury, will make his season debut tonight vs. the Chicago Blackhawks.
Sullivan has missed the past 142 regular season games and 11 more playoff contests. Twelve players – including Sullivan – are left from the 23-man roster the Preds had the last time the Timmons, Ont., native played, including Jason Arnott, J.P. Dumont, Martin Erat
, Vernon Fiddler, Dan Hamhuis, David Legwand
, Scott Nichol, Sullivan, Ryan Suter
, Jordin Tootoo
, Shea Weber
and Greg Zanon.
Sullivan joined the Predators via trade from Chicago on Feb. 16, 2004 for a 2004 second-round pick (Ryan Garlock) and a 2005 second-round pick (Michael Blunden), and Nashville has gone 88-46-16 in 150 games with the 5-9, 173-pound right winger and 82-60-18 in 160 games without him. Nashville has produced 3.23 goals-per-game with Sullivan, and 2.70 without him.