The Nashville Predators have opted to spend their Thanksgiving by making a roster move that will see Milwaukee Admirals captain Colton Sissons returning to the team. This recall for Sissons comes after Paul Gaustad was banged up in last night’s Predators 3-2 win against the Buffalo Sabres. In addition, the Predators have also placed Miikka Salomäki on injured reserve.
Press Release via Nashville Predators:
Nashville, Tenn. (November 26, 2015) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forward Colton Sissons from Milwaukee (AHL) and placed forward Miikka Salomaki on Injured Reserve.
Sissons, 22 (11/5/93), has appeared in five games for the Predators this season, scoring a goal and posting a plus-four rating in his season debut on Nov. 10 vs. Ottawa. In 22 career NHL contests, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound center has posted five points (2g-3a), a plus-five rating and nine penalty minutes. Named Milwaukee’s team captain for the 2015-16 season, the North Vancouver, B.C., native has amassed eight points (3g-5a) in 12 AHL games.
Nashville’s second choice, 50th overall (second round), in the 2012 Entry Draft, Sissons is on Twitter @Colton_es15.
The Nashville Predators wrap up a five-game road trip tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 p.m. CT, as they take on the Philadelphia Flyers (TV: FOX Sports Tennessee; Radio: 102.5 The Game). The team returns home to play the Buffalo Sabres at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, with a pregame ceremony to honor recent Hall of Fame inductee and Predators Assistant Coach Phil Housley. During “Golden Saturday” home contests, the team has special promotions, events, giveaways and in-arena campaigns centered around the “Gold” theme. All fans wearing Gold for the Nov. 18 game against Buffalo will receive a poster of Housley recognizing his accomplishments. For more information or to purchase tickets, fans can visit NashvillePredators.com or call 615-770-7800.
It was made clear to Sissons when he last came down to Milwaukee that the coaching staff in Nashville was very impressed by his performances. He was sent down not due to his play but simply the numbers up top were forcing the Predators hand. With some banged up bodies changing that fact in the space of a week I think it is safe to say he’s back where he belongs right now.