Sunday, February 14, 2010

Yonkman Returned to Milwaukee

The Predators sent Nolan Yonkman back to Milwaukee after he was called up as an emergency backup as Dan Hamhuis was waiting for the birth of his child. Hamhuis did not have to leave and Yonkman never made the playing roster in his six day stay.

Here is the complete release from the Predators...


Nashville, Tenn. (February 14, 2010) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has reassigned defenseman Nolan Yonkman to Milwaukee (AHL).

Yonkman, 28 (4/1/81), did not dress for the Predators during his six-day recall. Milwaukee’s captain ranks second on the club with 112 penalty minutes, in addition to posting nine points (2g-7a), in 52 American League games this season.

The Predators will now enjoy a two-and-a-half week break from game action for the 2010 Olympics, where six players – Shea Weber (Canada), Ryan Suter (United States), Patric Hornqvist (Sweden), Martin Erat (Czech Republic), Marcel Goc (Germany) and Alexander Sulzer (Germany) will represent Nashville on the sporting world’s biggest stage. The Predators next action comes March 2 at home against the Edmonton Oilers, their first of 10 games at the Sommet Center next month. Tickets to all 10 games – which ties the franchise record for most home games in a month – and all regular season contests are now 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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