The Nashville Predators recalled Linus Klasen before tonight's game against the Blues in St. Louis. This is Klasen's second recall to the Preds and is related to a rash of injuries suffered in the last game before Christmas.
Marty Erat and Steve Sullivan were both injured in the Preds' last game against Ottawa on Thursday night. Barry Trotz speculated that David Legwand would return on Tuesday night against the Dallas Stars at Bridgestone Arena.
Here is the official release from the Predators...
NASHVILLE PREDATORS RECALL FORWARD LINUS KLASEN
Stockholm native ranks among the AHL’s Top 10 in goals, game winners and power-play markers -
Nashville, Tenn. (December 26, 2010) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forward Linus Klasen from Milwaukee (AHL).
Klasen, 24 (2/19/86), is tied for sixth in the American Hockey League in goals (15) and game-winning goals (3), in addition to ranking fourth in the League in power-play markers (7, tie) during his first North American professional season. The Stockholm, Sweden native also paces the Admirals in points with 27 (15g-12a) through 29 games. Signed as a free agent on April 20, 2010, Klasen made his NHL debut with the Predators during his first and only recall on Oct. 30 at Detroit, playing 6:22. The 5-8, 178-pound winger spent the last three seasons with Sodertalje of the Swedish Elitserien, tying for fifth in points (19g-32a-51pts) a season ago.
Following tonight’s 6 p.m. CT contest at St. Louis (102.9 FM The Buzz, FOX Sports Tennessee), the Predators return to Smashville on Tuesday night to host the Dallas Stars (7 p.m. CT, 102.9 FM The Buzz). The contest is a Daily's Super Tuesday night with two upper-level tickets available for $42 or two-lower level tickets for $92. There will also be special concession stands where all items are just $2. In addition, Daily's is offering a $5 coupon good toward gas or merchandise to fans who purchase Super Tuesday tickets. Tickets are still available and may be purchased at the Bridgestone Arena box office, by calling (615) 770-PUCK (7825) or online via ticketmaster.com or nashvillepredators.com.
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