Saros Returns to Nashville; Mazanec to Milwaukee

(Photo Credit: Mark Newman)
(Photo Credit: Mark Newman)

The Nashville Predators have recalled Juuse Saros from the Milwaukee Admirals. The move comes complete with the reassignment of Marek Mazanec from the Predators to the Admirals. The two swapped places on Saturday when the organization had duel bouts against the Detroit Red Wings organization.

Saros was assigned briefly with the intent to get him back in net after a break in game action with the Predators. He stopped 22/26 shots on goal as the Admirals earned a 5-4 victory on the road against the Grand Rapids Griffins. It was the Admirals first win in the Van Andel Arena against their division rivals in over two-years. In the process, Saros improved his 2016-17 AHL record in the process to 12-2-0-0 from 14 starts. In his AHL career he has won 78.8% of his 52 starts in net.

Mazanec had a great seat in the Bridgestone Arena on Saturday night as he was backing up Pekka Rinne on the evening against the Red Wings. The story of that game is a very familiar one for Admirals fans who remember the name Petr Mrázek. The Red Wings goaltender put on a clinic and earned a 42-save shutout in a 1-0 contest.

Both the Admirals and Predators return to action on Tuesday night on home ice. The Admirals will be hosting the Cleveland Monsters at 7:00 PM CST. The Predators will be seeing the Vancouver Canucks at the same start time in Nashville.

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