The roster move train keeps on rolling. The Nashville Predators have recalled Anthony Bitetto ahead of their game tonight against the San Jose Sharks. It’s his third call up of the season.
When I spoke to Bitetto after Sunday’s game he was battling flu-like symptoms and was a game-time decision. He played, and looked his usual self on the ice. His work load in the NHL to date has seen him log 4 games with a plus/minus rating of -1 with 7 penalty minutes. His flight into Nashville made it despite the unusually Wisconsin-like weather going on down there at the moment. He will play in place of Anton Volchenkov tonight.
The lack of Bitetto for Milwaukee tonight should simply mean rotating in Jaynen Rissling again. I would expect the exact same line pairings on defense with his inclusion. That would mean seeing Rissling pair with Jared Nightingale once again. I was pleasantly surprised by how both gelled so quickly into the Admirals system.