According to AHL Transactions the Nashville Predators have recalled center Vladislav Kamenev from the Milwaukee Admirals. It is his first career NHL recall and comes complete with a cross-country flight as the Admirals were in San Jose yesterday ahead of their game tonight. The Predators are playing on the road against the Florida Panthers tonight.
Kamenev may have been considered a snub when it came to yesterday’s 2017 AHL All-Star Classic roster announcement. He certainly is having a season with the Admirals deserving enough to be there. He is currently second on the team in scoring with 24 points (9 goals, 15 assists) in 31 games. By missing tonight’s game for the Admirals it will be the first game is has missed all season.
Should Kamenev play tonight, a distinct possibility given the nature of this cross-country recall, he would wear #50 for the Predators. He becomes the third member of the Predators 2014 Draft Class to make it to the NHL behind Kevin Fiala and Viktor Arvidsson.
As for the Admirals. This move likely means seeing them play with all defensemen available with Jonathan Diaby and Rick Pinkston coming back into the lineup. How ironic would it be should Trevor Murphy be pushed to forward from defense once again as the last time the Admirals went to California last season Murphy scored a hat trick and three assists in a 7-3 win against the Bakersfield Condors.
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