The Admirals got a big boost to their roster for tonight’s game against Chicago.
The Predators sent down Daniel Bang, Austin Watson and Mattias Ekholm today, just a day after after recalling Ekholm for a matchup with Vancouver.
Here’s the official statement from the Predators:
“Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has reassigned forwards Daniel Bang and Austin Watson, in addition to defenseman Mattias Ekholm to Milwaukee (AHL).
Bang has played in Nashville’s last four games – his first four NHL contests – recording two points. Watson has gone without a point in his first five contests dating back to his NHL debut on April 7. Ekholm logged 16:05 in his first NHL game of the season on Monday night against Vancouver after being recalled earlier in the day.”
While all three players will likely be in the lineup tonight against Chicago, there’s more than a good chance they could all be sent right back up to Nashville after the game. At any rate, the Ads will be reloaded and ready to go in a huge game tonight against the Wolves.
So Roundtable are you excited to get three big pieces back?
What do you think motivated the Preds to send them down? With Nashville out of the NHL playoff hunt, do you think Milwaukee’s season becomes more important to the organization? There are plenty of guys on the Preds who could come down and see time in the AHL playoffs.
Do you think they’ll all head back up right after the game?