Not unexpectedly, Teemu Laakso was reassigned to Milwaukee this morning after he was recalled yesterday on an emergency basis. Kevin Klein was able to play last night as he recovered better than expected from the puck to the foot/ankle injury that he suffered at the end of Tuesday's game in San Jose.
After last night's game, Barry Trotz indicated that he was not hopeful for Klein being able to play when they left San Jose but was pleased with his quicker than expected recovery.
Here is the full release from the Predators...
NASHVILLE PREDATORS REASSIGN LAAKSO TO MILWAUKEE
Nashville, Tenn. (March 11, 2011) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has reassigned defenseman Teemu Laakso (TEE-moo LAK-soh) to Milwaukee (AHL). Laakso was recalled under emergency conditions, and had to be returned when the six current defensemen on the Nashville roster dressed for Thursday’s game.
Laakso, 23 (8/27/87), did not appear in the Predators lineup during his one-day recall. He returns to the Admirals where he has 22 points (3g-19a) in 58 games, in addition to ranking among the defensive league leaders in plus/minus rating (+16).
Following a 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild last night, led by Pekka Rinne’s sixth shutout of the year and a two-goal night by Nick Spaling, the Preds continue their March to the Playoffs with of 11 their 14 remaining 2010-11 games taking place on home ice. When the Preds hit the Bridgestone Arena ice this Saturday to take on the Colorado Avalanche, they will be showing their support for the National Hockey League’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative with the second of two We Care for Kids benefit nights held this season – the first of which occurred this past October. Fans wishing to join the fight against cancer and donate to the Nashville Predators pediatric cancer research grant can do so at nashvillepredators.com/beatcancer.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass