As had been rumored after the Milwaukee Admirals game on Sunday, Ryan Ellis has now been officially recalled by the Nashville Predators.
An additional move will provably need to be made once Andrei Kostitsyn and Paul Gaustad arrive in Nashville as the Ellis move appears to put them over the 23 man roster limit.
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NASHVILLE PREDATORS RECALL RYAN ELLIS FROM MILWAUKEE
Nashville, Tenn. (February 27, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Ryan Ellis from Milwaukee (AHL).
Ellis, 21 (1/3/91), has appeared in 22 games for Nashville this season, posting nine points (3g-6a), including two game-winning goals, and a plus-eight rating. Nashville has posted a 16-5-1 with Ellis in the lineup. He was reassigned to Milwaukee on Friday, and posted one assist in three games, giving him 18 points (4g-14a) in 26 AHL games.
The Predators look to finish off their final extended homestand of the season on a high note when the L.A. Kings make a stop in Smashville tonight (7 p.m., FS-TN, 102.5 The Game, Dollar Dog Night). The Predators then hit the road for the rest of the week, making stops in Carolina on Tuesday (6 p.m., FS-TN, 102.5 The Game) and Florida on Saturday (6:30 p.m., FS-TN, 102.5 The Game), while the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament takes over Bridgestone Arena. Limited tickets are available for remaining Nashville Predators home games; to purchase, visit nashvillepredators.com, ticketmaster.com or call 615-770-PUCK (7825).
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