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Preds Activate Subban from IR, Assign Carrier

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, TN - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Friday that the club has activated defenseman P.K. Subban from injured reserve and assigned defenseman Alexandre Carrier to Milwaukee (AHL).

Subban has missed the previous 16 games with an upper-body injury. He has earned 17 points (7g-10a) in 29 games this season, and recently earned captaincy in the 2017 Honda All-Star Game by topping the Central Division in fan votes.

Carrier made his NHL debut on Tuesday at Vancouver. He fired one shot at Calgary last night and was +1 in 9:58 of ice time.

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Predators Acquire Andrew O'Brien from Ducks

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, TN - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Thursday that the club has acquired defenseman Andrew O'Brien from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forward Max Gortz.

O'Brien, 24 (11/21/92), has appeared in 10 games for the San Diego Gulls (AHL) this season and recorded two assists and 16 shots on goal. The Hamilton, Ontario, native set career AHL highs in goals (6) and plus/minus (+3) in 2015-16 with San Diego, and totaled 14 points (6g-8a) and 54 penalty minutes in 59 games.

O'Brien is a 6-foot-4, 208-pound blueliner who was drafted in the fourth round (108th overall) of the 2012 Entry Draft by Anaheim. He has appeared in 135 career AHL games and registered 30 points (10g-20a) and 180 penalty minutes.

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Foundation Announces New Board of Director Members

by Press Release @PredsFoundation / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (January 19, 2017) - The Nashville Predators Foundation announced Thursday the addition of five new board members to the Nashville Predators Foundation Board of Directors, all of whom will serve a three-year term.

"We are thrilled to welcome our newest Board members, each of whom brings unique skills, knowledge and expertise that will enable the Predators Foundation to grow its impact in Nashville and Middle Tennessee,"
recently named Chairman Gerry Helper said. "We will continue to utilize our platform to shed light on and provide resources to programs and projects that benefit those in need, with a focus on those serving the youth of our community."

New Board of Directors for the Nashville Predators Foundation:

Ellie Westman Chin, President & CEO, Williamson County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Maria DeVarenne, News Director, Tennessean

Philip Dobbs, Chief Marketing Officer at Bridgestone, Bridgestone Americas

Jeff Lipscomb, President & CEO, GS&F

Ralph Schulz, President & CEO, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

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Predators Claim Brad Hunt on Waivers

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, TN - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the club has claimed defenseman Brad Hunt on waivers from St. Louis.

Hunt, 28 (8/24/88), has appeared in 30 NHL games over parts of four seasons with Edmonton and St. Louis and totaled eight points (2g-6a). He has earned five points (1g-4a) in nine games for the Blues this season. The blueliner recorded a career-high four-game point streak from Dec. 9-15 (1g-3a), which included his second goal of the season on Dec. 13 at Bridgestone Arena in a 6-3 Predators victory.

Undrafted, Hunt played the first three seasons of his career with the Oilers and was signed as a free agent by the Blues on July 2, 2016. He earned 41 points (13g-28a) in 57 games with the Bakersfield Condors (AHL) in 2015-16.

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Fiala Assigned to Milwaukee, Granberg Placed on IR

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, TN - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the club has assigned forward Kevin Fiala to Milwaukee (AHL) and placed defenseman Petter Granberg on injured reserve.

Fiala has earned nine points (6g-3a) in 32 games for the Preds this season. He has recorded two multi-goal contests and fired a career-high eight shots on Dec. 29 vs. Chicago.

Granberg has played in 10 games for the Predators this season and recorded 10 penalty minutes. He skated a season-high 15:22 Saturday at Colorado and equaled a career high with three shots. The blueliner also registered two hits and one blocked shot.

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Preds Recall Granberg, Assign Aberg

Nashville Also Places Roman Josi, Colin Wilson on Injured Reserve

by Press Release @TomAWillis / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, TN - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the club has placed defenseman Roman Josi and forward Colin Wilson on injured reserve. In addition, the team recalled defenseman Petter Granberg from Milwaukee (AHL) and assigned forward Pontus Aberg to Milwaukee.

Josi has played in all 42 games for the Preds this season and earned 22 points (5g-17a). He leads the team and ranks ninth in the NHL in average time on ice per game (25:14), and is tied for fourth among league defensemen in shots with 124.

Wilson has 17 points (6g-11a) in 38 games this season. He is tied for second on the team with three power-play goals.

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Predators Acquire Cody McLeod from Colorado

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, TN - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Friday that the club has acquired forward Cody McLeod from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for forward Felix Girard.

McLeod, 32 (6/26/84), has appeared in 659 games over 10 NHL seasons, all with Colorado, amassing 1,359 penalty minutes and 117 points (66g-51a). The Binscarth, Manitoba native has played in 28 games for the Avalanche this season and recorded 52 penalty minutes. He notched his first point of the season on Dec. 31 vs. the Rangers with a goal at 1:59 of the first period.

Originally signed by Colorado in 2006 as an undrafted free agent, McLeod has recorded eight fighting majors this season, fourth-most in the NHL. He led the League in fighting majors in 2015-16 with 12. 

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Preds Recall Carrier from Milwaukee

Defenseman is Yet to Appear in an NHL Game

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, TN - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Thursday that the club has recalled defenseman Alexandre Carrier from Milwaukee (AHL). Carrier has not appeared in an NHL game and this is his first career recall.

Carrier has played in all 34 games for Milwaukee this season and has earned 21 points (4g-17a). As an AHL rookie, the Quebec City native was named to the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic slated for later this month. He is tied for the team lead in assists and is tied for third in points, while also ranking among the league leaders in both categories among rookie defensemen. Selected by the Predators in the fourth round (115th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft, Carrier finished off a junior career with the Gatineau Olympiques of the QMJHL in 2016 where he tallied 137 points (29g-108a) in four seasons and was named a Second Team All-Star in 2015. 

The Preds return to the ice tonight at 7:00 p.m. CT against Boston at Bridgestone Arena. The contest will be televised on FOX Sports Tennessee and can be heard on the Predators' flagship radio station, 102.5 The Game.

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Preds Claim Derek Grant on Waivers from Buffalo

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, TN - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Wednesday that the club has claimed forward Derek Grant on waivers from Buffalo.

Grant, 26 (4/20/90), has appeared in 35 games for the Sabres this season and earned three assists. He has played in 75 career NHL games over parts of four seasons with Ottawa, Calgary and Buffalo, and posted six assists. The Abbotsford, B.C., native was an AHL All-Star during the 2015-16 season with the Stockton Heat, leading the team with 27 goals and adding 18 assists in 36 games.

A fourth-round pick (119th overall) by the Senators in 2008, Grant has skated in 292 regular-season AHL games with Stockton and Binghamton, recording 88 goals and 74 assists for 162 points. After a two-season career at Michigan State University from 2009-11, he joined Binghamton for the 2011 Calder Cup Playoffs, posting one goal and two assists in 14 postseason games as the Baby Sens won the AHL title.

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Predators Assign Gaudreau to Milwaukee

Forward Has Appeared in Nine Games this Season with Nashville

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, TN - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Wednesday that the club has assigned forward Frederick Gaudreau to Milwaukee (AHL).

Gaudreau has appeared in nine games for the Preds this season and recorded one point, his first NHL point/assist on Nov. 29 at Colorado. He was +1 in 8:13 of ice time in his most recent appearance in the lineup at Chicago on Sunday. The forward has posted 14 points (5g-9a) in 24 games with Milwaukee in 2016-17.

The Preds return to the ice on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. against Boston at Bridgestone Arena. The contest will be televised on FOX Sports Tennessee and can be heard on the Predators' flagship radio station, 102.5 The Game.

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