As reported by Admirals Short Shifts on Sunday, Cal O'Reilly is returning to Nashville for Tuesday's game. With Joel Ward and Marcel Goc iffy for Tuesday's game with Columbus, this will give the Preds at least 20 healthy players for the contest.
Colin Wilson was also rumored to be recalled but it appears that it is not happening, yet.
Here is the full release from the Predators...
NASHVILLE PREDATORS RECALL CAL O’REILLY FROM MILWAUKEE
Nashville, Tenn. (January 25, 2010) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled center Cal O’Reilly from Milwaukee (AHL) on emergency conditions. It is O’Reilly’s fourth recall of 2009-10.
O’Reilly, 23 (9/30/86), posted three assists in four games during his most recent recall to the Predators from Jan. 9-15, which included his first career multi-point/assist performance on Jan. 12 at Edmonton. The Toronto, Ont., native, who leads the Admirals in points (40), assists (36) and plus/minus rating (+19) in 35 games, played in his second consecutive AHL All-Star Classic last Tuesday, registering an assist. Nashville’s fourth choice, 150th overall (fifth round), in the 2005 Entry Draft has four assists in 13 games for Nashville this season, and nine points (3g-6a) in 24 contests since making his NHL debut on Feb. 28, 2009.
The Predators continue a four-game road trip with contests at Columbus tomorrow night (6 p.m., FOX Sports Tennessee) and Detroit on Friday (6:30 p.m., FOX Sports Tennessee) before opening up a four-game homestand by hosting the Atlanta Thrashers next Saturday (7 p.m.). Nashville will then host Phoenix (Feb. 2), Colorado (Feb. 4) and San Jose (Feb. 6) in its final three home games before the Olympic Break. Tickets to these games, 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