Sunday, February 27, 2011

Predators Swap Goalies with Milwaukee (Again)

The Nashville Predators sent Mark Dekanich back to Milwaukee and recalled Anders Lindback to the big club. This was expected as Lindback was sent down to play a few games after sitting for an extended period in Nashville.

Both Pekka Rinne and Lindback played yesterday with Lindback's game ending much later last night so Rinne appears to be the one getting the start this afternoon against Columbus.

Here is the full release from the Predators...


- Lindback recalled to Nashville; Dekanich reassigned to Milwaukee -

Nashville, Tenn. (February 27, 2011) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled rookie goaltender Anders Lindback (AHN-dehrs LIND-bahck) from Milwaukee (AHL) and reassigned goaltender Mark Dekanich (MAHRK DEH-kuh-nihtch) to the Admirals.

Lindback, 22 (5/3/88), posted a 2-2-0 record with a 2.73 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage during his one-week stay with Nashville’s primary development affiliate, his first career AHL action. The Gavle, Sweden native returns to Nashville where he has posted a 10-5-2 record, a .914 save percentage, a 2.58 goals-against average and a pair of shutouts in 2010-11, his first season in North America.

Dekanich, 24 (5/10/86), did not see action in his fourth recall of the season. The 2011 AHL All-Star is third in the American League save percentage (.929), ranked fourth in goals-against average (2.04) and is tied for eighth in wins (20).

The Predators close out February this afternoon when they take on the Central Division rival Columbus Blue Jackets at 2 p.m. CT at Bridgestone Arena (102.9 The Buzz). The team then commences its “March” to the playoffs with a four-game road trip that will take them through Western Canada with a stop in California before returning home to play 12 of their 15 remaining 2010-11 games at Bridgestone Arena. With playoff hockey right around the corner, the Preds are offering a March to the Playoffs package so fans don’t have to miss a minute of the action. This special package provides fans four games for the price of three, a parking pass for each game and priority to purchase playoff tickets before the general public. Tickets for all home games are still available and may be purchased at the Bridgestone Arena box office, by calling (615) 770-7800 or online at

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