The Nashville Predators recalled Colin Wilson and Alexander Sulzer from Milwaukee today in preparation for the stretch run. Sulzer was never really gone other than in a paper transaction during the Olympic break.
It is an interesting move because if you incluse Cody Franson who is expected to be ready to play on Tuesday, it puts the Preds at the maximum roster of 23 players which hasn't happened in recent memory.
Discussion in the last couple of days was that they would stay under that number to have flexibility at the deadline. So does this mean that the Wilson call up is the Pred's deadline deal? We will know for sure in the next couple of days.
PREDATORS RECALL FORWARD COLIN WILSON AND DEFENSEMAN ALEXANDER SULZER FROM MILWAUKEE
Nashville, Tenn. (March 1, 2010) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forward Colin Wilson and defenseman Alexander Sulzer from Milwaukee (AHL).
Wilson, 20 (10/20/89), posted two points in four games during his second career NHL stint from Feb. 9-14, and has four points (2g-2a) in 14 games for the Predators this season. During the NHL Olympic break, he notched five points (1g-4a) in five AHL games, giving him 29 points (10g-19a) in his last 22 games for the Admirals.
Sulzer, 25 (5/30/84), represented Germany for the second consecutive Olympics at the 2010 Vancouver Games, playing in all four of his nation’s games and averaging 15:09 of ice time. The 92nd overall pick in the 2003 Entry Draft has a pair of assists in 18 games for the Predators in 2009-10, and suited up in Nashville’s final six games before the Olympic break.
The Predators will play an NHL-high 17 games during the month of March, with 10 of them coming at Bridgestone Arena. The busy month starts tomorrow night at home against the Edmonton Oilers (7 p.m.) and continues Thursday night against the Los Angeles Kings. Tickets to all 10 games – which ties the franchise record for most home games in a month – and all 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