The Nashville Predators returned Linus Klasen to the Milwaukee Admirals today in a move that should come as no surprise since he had been a healthy scratch in the last three games. Hopefully, this is a positive sign that Martin Erat or Steve Sullivan will return next week and that Nick Spaling may be back against San Jose.
Here is the full release from the Predators...
NASHVILLE PREDATORS REASSIGN FORWARD LINUS KLASEN
Nashville, Tenn. (January 7, 2011) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has reassigned forward Linus Klasen (LEEH-nuhs KLAH-sehn) to Milwaukee.
Klasen, 24 (2/19/86), appeared in three games during his most recent recall. He made his NHL debut on Oct. 30 at Detroit and now has no points in four career games while averaging 12:53. At the time of his recall, the Stockholm, Sweden native was 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). In his first North American professional season the 5-8, 178-pound winger paces the Admirals in points with 27 (15g-12a) in 29 games.
The Predators will attempt to complete their second-ever three-game sweep of California tomorrow night at 7 p.m. when they clash with the San Jose Sharks (FOX Sports Tennessee, 102.9 The Buzz). The Predators return to Bridgestone Arena ice on Tuesday when they host the Minnesota Wild (7 p.m. CT, 102.9 The Buzz). Tuesday’s meeting against the Wild is also a Daily’s Super Tuesday night. Daily's Super Tuesday packages include two upper-level tickets for $42 or two lower-level tickets for $92. There will also be special concession stands where all items are just $2, as well as a reduced $2 ticket service fee.
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.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass