The Nashville Predators recalled Ben Guite today as a precautionary measure for Thursday night's game. According to John Glennon, Joel Ward did not practice today but is expected to be in the lineup on Thursday against the Carolina Hurricanes.
With the forecast for one to three inches of snow threatening to cripple travel in and out and about Nashville (this is the south, keep in mind) the Preds could not afford to make a move on Thursday when anything could happen.
Here is the full text of the Predators release....
PREDATORS RECALL FORWARD BEN GUITE FROM MILWAUKEE
Nashville, Tenn. (January 6, 2010) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forward Ben Guite from Milwaukee (AHL).
Guite, 30 (7/17/78), started the season with the Predators, going pointless in four games before being assigned to the Admirals on Oct. 17. The 6-1, 211-pound center has 16 points (5g-11a) in 32 games for Milwaukee, including eight points (3g-5a) in his last six outings. Montreal’s eighth choice, 172nd overall (seventh round), in the 1997 Entry Draft, Guite has played 173 NHL games with Nashville, Colorado and Boston since 2005-06, registering 45 points (19g-26a) and 95 penalty minutes.
The Predators host the Carolina Hurricanes in the third game of a four-game homestand tomorrow night at 7 p.m. (104.5 The Zone), then close it out with the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday at 7 p.m. (104.5 The Zone). Tickets to these two games, 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.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass