Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Preds Recall Nick Spaling Due to Arnott and Ward Injuries

As several had reported earlier today, Nick Spalling was called up to fill the hole left by Jason Arnott and Joel Ward being out for tonight's game against Dallas.

Here is the Predator's release in it's entirety...


Nashville, Tenn. (March 23, 2010) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forward Nick Spaling from Milwaukee (AHL).

Spaling, 21 (9/19/88), has played 21 games for the Predators during his rookie NHL season (one previous recall, Dec. 15-Jan. 30), posting three assists while averaging 10:42 of ice time. Nashville’s third choice, 58th overall (second round) in the 2007 Entry Draft is also averaging 1:40 of shorthanded ice time in 2009-10, fifth-best among rookie forwards. The Palmerston, Ont., native has 17 points (7g-10a) in 48 games for the Admirals in 2009-10.

The Predators – winners of six consecutive games – play their seventh of 10 home games during the month of March tonight when the Dallas Stars come to town (7 p.m.). The three-game homestand continues Thursday against the Pacific Division-leading Phoenix Coyotes and Saturday vs. the two-time defending Western Conference Champion Detroit Red Wings. Tickets to these games, and all other regular season contests, are 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.

More Later...

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