The Nashville Predators made a couple of moves before tonight's game with the Detroit Red Wings at Bridgestone Arena. Steve Sullivan has been activated after missing the last 18 games with a groin injury. To make a sport on the roster, Chris Mueller was returned to Milwaukee.
Here is the official release from the Predators...
NASHVILLE PREDATORS REASSIGN MUELLER TO MILWAUKEE
- Team also activates Steve Sullivan from Injured Reserve -
Nashville, Tenn. (February 5, 2011) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has reassigned forward Chris Mueller to Milwaukee (AHL) and activated forward Steve Sullivan from Injured Reserve.
Sullivan, 36 (7/6/74), has missed the past 18 games due to a lower-body injury; he last appeared in the Predators lineup on Dec. 23 against Ottawa. In 34 games this season, the Timmins, Ont., native has 20 points (10g-10a) and at 36 years, 214 days (as of Feb. 5) is poised to become the second-oldest player ever to dress for the Predators with his next appearance in the lineup passing Stu Grimson (36 years, 206 days).
In being sent to the Admirals, Mueller, 24 (3/6/86), completes his second stint with Predators since being signed as a free agent on Dec. 27. In 15 NHL games, the West Seneca, N.Y., native has three assists and an even rating while averaging 8:38 of ice time. Mueller ranks second on the Admirals in goals (13), and fifth in points (21) despite playing in only 35 of the team’s 47 games.
The Predators play the second and third of nine February home games when they host the Central Division-leading Detroit Red Wings tonight at 7 p.m. (FOX Sports Tennessee, 102.9 FM The Buzz) and the Edmonton Oilers on Monday evening (7 p.m. 102.9 FM The Buzz). The Edmonton game is a Military Monday matchup, where Military personnel and their families will be able to purchase best available seats for just $20 per ticket by showing their ID at the box office. Tickets for both games are still available and may be purchased at the Bridgestone Arena box office, by calling (615) 770-PUCK (7825) or online via nashvillepredators.com.
Off the ice, the Predators are gearing up for several key fundraising events. The inaugural Predators Foundation GnashVegas Casino Gala and Auction, presented by Grand Avenue Luxury Transport Services, takes place on Thursday, Feb. 10 over the ice at Bridgestone Arena and the Fangtastic 5k, presented by Action Nissan, kicks off on Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. For more information on these and other off-ice happenings, visit nashvillepredators.com.
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