Mazanec Officially Recalled to Nashville

(Photo Credit: Frederick Breedon)
Marek Mazanec played in 25 games for the Nashville Predators in 2013-14. (Photo Credit: Frederick Breedon)

Today the Nashville Predators made it official. Marek Mazanec has been recalled from the Milwaukee Admirals as Pekka Rinne is expected to miss three to five weeks with a knee strain.

Last night’s Admirals game was going to be a telling sign of who was getting recalled once Rob Madore was brought up into the AHL ranks. Magnus Hellberg got the start. Madore served on the bench. And Mazanec was en route to Nashville – where he practiced at the Ford Ice Center this afternoon with the Predators.

Sad news for Rinne as his injury not only puts a temporary stop to his amazing season but will also mean him missing out on his first career NHL All Star Game. His replacement has already been announced as the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Marc-Andre Fleury following today’s news of Rinne’s injury and projected time out of the lineup.

Did the Nashville Predators make the correct choice? Do you think Magnus Hellberg could get called up after the AHL All Star Game?

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