Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Predators Release Roster for Thursday's Game vs. Carolina

The Nashville Predators released the roster of those players that will dress for the Preds' first preseason game tomorrow night versus the Carolina Hurricanes at the Bridgestone Arena at 7 p.m.

The list of players is packed with youngsters that are fighting for a spot on the roster when the team cuts down to the final 22 or 23 players for opening night.

One of the highlights of the game will be when Brentwood native, Blake Geoffrion takes to the ice for his first professional shift in his home town.

Fans will also get their first look at Sergei Kostitsyn in a Predator sweater. Former Preds making a return to the team are Ryan Parent, Kelsey Wilson, and Jonas Andersson.

Rookie defensemen Jon Blum, Ryan Ellis, Teemu Laakso, and Alexander Sulzer will all be battling for a roster spot and/or rankings for potential call-up as the year progresses.

It is likely that Pekka Rinne and Mark Dekanich will each play half of the game in goal.

Here is the complete 20 man roster.


D 4 Cody Franson
RW 5 Blake Geoffrion
D 7 Jonathon Blum
C 9 Marcel Goc
LW 12 Andreas Thuresson
C 13 Nick Spaling
C 16 Cal O'Reilly
RW 22 Jordin Tootoo
RW 27 Patric Hornqvist
LW 28 Jonas Andersson
D 32 Teemu Laakso
RW 38 Kelsey Wilson
D 49 Ryan Ellis
D 52 Alexander Sulzer
RW 56 Taylor Beck
LW 71 J.P. Dumont
RW 74 Sergei Kostitsyn
D 77 Ryan Parent

G 31 Mark Dekanich
G 35 Pekka Rinne

More Later...

Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass

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