The caravan to Milwaukee continues.
The Predators announced today that they have assigned Scott Darling, Scott Ford, Magnus Hellberg, Kevin Henderson, Mike Liambas, Bryan Rodney, Scott Valentine and Mark Van Guilder to the Admirals.
Interestingly enough, Marek Mazanec stays in Nashville camp as the third goalie, while Hellberg is heading north.
Not sure what Hellberg’s day-to-day-lower-body-injury may have played in that decision, or whether they think he’s a known quantity, and want to see a little more of Mazanec. There may be something to read into that….there might not be.
21 forwards and 9 defensemen remain in Nashville, including Taylor Beck, Patrick Cehlin, Joonas Rask, Miikka Salomaki, Colton Sissons, Austin Watson, Joonas Jarvinen, and Joe Piskula.
Training camp invitee Simon Moser remains in Nashville too. The forward from Bern, Switzerland (same city as Roman Josi) is getting a longer look than most guys who don’t have a Nashville contract. He is under contract with the team from Bern, but I’m not sure if it has some kind of NHL out-clause, perhaps similar to Mattias Ekholm previously.
Regardless, he’s a name to keep an eye on this week. He played with Josi on the Swiss team during the World Championships, with three goals and two assists in the nine games.