With the 2 p.m. Central deadline looming for teams to be under the salary cap, it appears that the Predators are down to 23 players barring any last minute surprises in the next couple of hours.
Alexander Sulzer passed through waivers and was not assigned to Milwaukee. No other Predators were placed on waivers today.
That leaves the following 23 players still in the Predators camp as they enjoy their day off.
Jamie Lundmark (IR)
Here is the official release. We missed it by one player with Sulzer not reporting to Milwaukee.
NASHVILLE PREDATORS SET 2010-11 OPENING NIGHT ROSTER
- Lundmark placed on injured reserve, active roster now at 23 players -
Nashville, Tenn. (October 6, 2009) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has placed forward Jamie Lundmark on injured reserve, setting the club’s 23-man roster for Game One of the 2010-11 season, which comes Saturday when the Predators host the Anaheim Ducks (7 p.m. CT, FOX Sports Tennessee (HD) and 102.9 The Buzz).
The move puts Nashville’s active roster at 23 players – the NHL maximum – entering the regular season – 14 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders.
Players by position currently on the active roster are as follows:
FORWARDS (14): Wade Belak, J.P. Dumont, Martin Erat, Marcel Goc, Patric Hornqvist, Sergei Kostitsyn, David Legwand, Matthew Lombardi, Cal O'Reilly, Jerred Smithson, Steve Sullivan, Jordin Tootoo, Joel Ward and Colin Wilson.
DEFENSEMEN (7): Francis Bouillon, Cody Franson, Kevin Klein, Shane O’Brien, Alexander Sulzer, Ryan Suter and Shea Weber.
GOALTENDERS (2): Anders Lindback and Pekka Rinne.
The Predators kick off the 2010-11 campaign this Saturday with Opening Night in Smashville when they take on the Anaheim Ducks at 7 p.m. CT (102.9-FM The Buzz, FOX Sports Tennessee). Festivities begin at 4 p.m. on the Bridgestone Arena Plaza with the players and coaches walking the red carpet on the plaza. Live music, games, free ice cream provided by Purity and a special arrival by mascot GNASH will follow. The Predators new flagship radio station, 102.9 The Buzz, will also be broadcasting live from Bridgestone Arena all day.
All fans in attendance will receive an Opening Night t-shirt courtesy of Bridgestone. Tickets are still available and may be purchased at the Bridgestone Arena box office, by calling (615) 770-PUCK (7825) or online via ticketmaster.com or nashvillepredators.com.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass