Saros & Åberg Down, Mazanec Up

(Photo Credit: Scott Paulus)
(Photo Credit: Scott Paulus)

The goaltending rodeo continues for the Nashville Predators organization. They have recalled Marek Mazanec from the Milwaukee Admirals and reassigned Juuse Saros and Pontus Åberg to their AHL affiliate. This move comes a day prior to both the Predators and Admirals playing games: Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche, Admirals @ Iowa Wild.

Mazanec’s most recent spell with the Admirals saw him make three starts in which he earned a pair of wins with a 0.907 save percentage. Saros managed to make two starts for the Predators during his latest NHL stint and lost both times out. It wasn’t for a lack of effort on his part. The young Finn in his three starts for the Predators this season now has a 1.70 goals against average and 0.940 save percentage. He returns to the Admirals after having been named the AHL/CCM Goaltender of the Month for November.

Åberg follows yesterday’s roster move that saw Mike Liambas also returning to the Admirals. This all should give the Admirals a boost at the forward position where the team required signing Derek Army on a PTO basis from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) last game in order to help facilitate playing 12 forwards in their lineup. Åberg produced 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) in 9 games for the Predators this season. To this point he has actually played as many games for the Predators as he has the Admirals where he has been a point per game player at the AHL level with 9 points (5 goals, 4 assists).

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