Ekholm recalled to Nashville, Ads sign Zapolski

Photo Courtesy of Scott Paulus
Photo Courtesy of Scott Paulus

Predators defenseman Kevin Klein was sidelined with a “below the neck” injury last night, and as a result Mattias Ekholm has been called up to Nashville. He’ll play in tonight’s game against Vancouver.

Ekholm’s picked up 27 points in 55 games played for the Ads this season including six power play goals.

He joins Gabriel Bourque, Ryan Ellis, Taylor Beck and Craig Smith as the fifth member of Nashville’s 2009 draft class to play for the Preds in 2012-13.

Also, Milwaukee signed goaltender Ryan Zapolski to a pro tryout contract today. This will be the 26-year-old former Mercyhurst College standout’s first AHL stint, though he has 58 games of ECHL experience under his belt.

In 41 games for the South Carolina Stingrays this season, Zapolski compiled a record of 25-14-2, recording eight shutouts with an impressive .940 save percentage and a 1.39 goals against average.

14 thoughts on “Ekholm recalled to Nashville, Ads sign Zapolski”

  1. Per Josh Cooper, Trotz said Klein is out with a “below the neck injury” and not a neck injury…

  2. Yes, @SteveCaponetto – Foss is playing in Cincy. He’s got 2 assists and is +2 in the playoffs with the Cyclones.

  3. Since Nashville has been eliminated from the Playoffs, can we have our players back so we can make the race to the playoffs? PLEASE NASHVILLE!!!

  4. If they send our players back, they won’t have enough guys to field a team lol !! What really sucks is the NHL season doesn’t end until the 27th, one week after ours and most likely a few games into the first round of our playoffs :(

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