In a move that is only surprising in that it didn't happen sooner, the Preds sent Alexander Sulzer back to Milwaukee of the AHL.
Sulzer has been a healthy scratch for the last seven games and has not played since November 7th when Shea Weber was injured. Since Codey Franson claimed the sixth D-man spot, the only defensive openings have been due to injury.
You would wonder if another move is eminent since this lowers the Preds active roster to 21 since Colin Willson was also sent to Milwaukee over the weekend. I'm sure that the Preds want Sulzer to see some live game action since he has been idle for 2 1/2 weeks.
Here is the full release from the Predators...
PREDATORS REASSIGN DEFENSEMAN ALEXANDER SULZER TO MILWAUKEE
Nashville, Tenn. (November 24, 2009) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has reassigned defenseman Alexander Sulzer (al-ehx-AN-duhr SUHLT-suhr) to Milwaukee (AHL).
Sulzer, 25 (5/30/84), played in five games during a one-month stint with the Predators, posting his first career point/assist on Oct. 22 at Ottawa, while averaging 12:46 of ice time and notching a plus-two rating.
The Predators take a six-game winning streak into their only road game in a span of 17 days from Nov. 14-30 tomorrow night when they travel to the Pepsi Center in Denver to take on the Colorado Avalanche (FOX Sports Tennessee, 104.5 The Zone, 8 p.m. CT). Sporting a seven-game home winning streak, tied for the highest in the League this season, the club returns to the Sommet Center on Friday night at 7 p.m. to host the St. Louis Blues for the first of three home games in four days. Tickets to this game, and all other regular season contests are now on sale and can be purchased by logging onto nashvillepredators.com. Tickets are also available by calling (615) 770-PUCK and at all Ticketmaster locations.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass