In somewhat of a surprise move that was speculated on by Admirals Short Shifts an hour ago, Cody Franson has been reassigned to Milwaukee.
There has been no official word on Jordin Tootoo's injury or if a replacement will be in place for Monday's game with Columbus.
Here is the full text of the Predator's release.
PREDATORS REASSIGN DEFENSEMAN CODY FRANSON TO MILWAUKEE
Nashville, Tenn. (December 13, 2009) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has reassigned defenseman Cody Franson to Milwaukee (AHL).
Franson, 22 (8/8/87), ranks seventh among rookie defensemen in points, with seven (2g-5a) in 24 games since making his NHL debut on Oct. 17 at Washington. He also leads the Predators, and is tied for fourth among rookie defensemen in plus/minus (+5). Nashville’s third choice, 79th overall (third round), in the 2005 Entry Draft, Franson recorded his first career NHL point/assist on Oct. 21 at Boston and scored his first NHL goal the following night in a 6-5 overtime victory at Ottawa. The Sicamous, B.C., native started the 2009-10 season with the Admirals, posting two points (1g-1a) in the club’s first three games.
The Predators play the front end of a back-to-back set tomorrow night in Columbus against the Blue Jackets (6 p.m., FOX Sports Tennessee, 104.5 FM The Zone). The club then returns home on Tuesday night to host the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7 p.m. – the only meeting between the teams this season. Tickets to this game, and all other regular season contests are now on sale and can be purchased by logging onto nashvillepredators.com. Tickets are also available by calling (615) 770-PUCK and at all Ticketmaster locations.
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