Preds Claim Brandon Yip, Activate Jerred Smithson From IR

A couple of curious moves for Milwaukee’s NHL affiliate today.

The Nashville Predators claimed forward Brandon Yip off of waivers from the Colorado Avalanche. The Boston University product was an effective player for the Avs during the past two seasons, but this year the third-year NHLer has yet to record a point in just 10 games of action while dealing with a pair of significant injuries.

Yip seems to fit right in with the usual crop at Nashville. The 26-year-old is a classic over achiever, entering the NHL after being drafted  in the eighth round. His current contract is a paltry $750,000.

The addition of Yip and the return of forward Jerred Smithson off of IR means internal movement for the Predators organization is just ahead with the necessity to clear out roster space.

Yesterday forward Chris Mueller was reassigned. Could Gabriel Bourque be next?

So Roundtable . . . Who else returns to Milwaukee?

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