Thursday, October 15, 2009

O'Reilly and Santorelli Swap Spots

The Nashville Predators looking for a way to jump start their sputtering offense recalled Cal O'Reilly from Milwaukee and sent Mike Santorelli back to the Admirals.

Also based on the following Tweer from @NHLPredsInsider: Trotz: "J.P. Wants in tonight, so he's in." Dumont activated from IR it appears that J. P. Dumont will also play.

Another interesting item from @predsradio: my favorite quote from morning skate "I'd like to just drop 'em and go old school, but you can't do that anymore." Barry Trotz

Here is the full text of the press release from the Predators on the Santorelli-O'Reilly swap...

-Also reassign Santorelli to the Admirals, activate Dumont from IR-

Nashville, Tenn. (October 15, 2009) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled center Cal O’Reilly from Milwaukee (AHL), and reassigned forward Mike Santorelli to the Admirals. J.P. Dumont was also activated from Injured Reserve.

O’Reilly, 23 (9/30/86), amassed four assists in a 5-2 Admirals win over Peoria last night, and leads the American Hockey League in helpers with seven in three games. The Toronto, Ont., native registered five points (3g-2a) in 11 games with the Predators during the 2008-09 season, the first NHL action of his career.

Santorelli, 23 (12/14/85), suited up for each of the Predators first five games in 2009-10, posting no points while averaging 14:00 per game. A season ago, he Led Milwaukee in points (70) and goals (27) in addition to ranking second on the club in assists (43).

The Predators return to Sommet Center ice tonight when they host the Central Division rival Chicago Blackhawks at 7 p.m. Tickets to this game, and all other regular season contests are on sale and can be purchased by logging onto Tickets are also available by calling (615) 770-PUCK and at all Ticketmaster locations.

More Later...

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