Nashville Predators Executive Vice President/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has recalled forward Scottie Upshall (UHP-shawl) from the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League. In addition, forward David Legwand
has returned to practice with Nashville following his AHL conditioning assignment with Milwaukee.
Upshall, 22 (10/7/83), has posted 33 points (17g-16a) and a +11 rating in 23 games with Milwaukee this season. The 6-0, 197-pound winger, the Predators' first-round pick (sixth overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, has recorded 14 points (5g-9a) and a +7 rating in 34 NHL games with Nashville this season.
Legwand, 25 (8/17/80), appeared in three contests with the Admirals this past weekend, his first game action since undergoing surgery on December 12 to repair torn cartilage in his knee. The 6-2, 190-pound center has 13 points (3g-10a) in 26 games with Nashville this season.
Classified with a long-term injury, Legwand remains on the Predators' injured reserve list. The Predators' roster stands at 22 with two players (Legwand and Scott Walker) on injured reserve.
Nashville (34-18-6) returns to the ice on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. CT against the Chicago Blackhawks (18-31-8) at the United Center. The game will be televised locally on FSN South and broadcast on SportsRadio 560-AM.
The Predators return to action at the Gaylord Entertainment Center on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. against the Vancouver Canucks (33-21-5). Tickets for Thursday night's game are still available and may be ordered online or purchased at the Gaylord Entertainment Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets (which include Kroger, Tower Records and Hecht's) or by calling (615) 770-PUCK.