The Nashville Predators reassigned Steve Begin and Mark Dekanich to Milwaukee after the Predators' 6-1 loss the the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.
Begin played his first game with the Predators on Friday night at New Jersey and was a minus 2 in 11:50 of ice time in the game with the Kings. He also took a penalty in each game.
Dekanich was called up 15 days ago when Pekka Rinne went down with a knee injury and served as Anders Lindback's backup. He got into his first NHL game on Saturday when Lindback was pulled at the 9:15 mark of the first period. He stopped 22 of 25 shots.
In the postgame when Coach Barry Trotz was asked about Dekanich's performance, he indicated that it wasn't the type game where you could really tell much.
Here is the complete release from the Predators...
NASHVILLE PREDATORS REASSIGN BEGIN AND DEKANICH
Nashville, Tenn. (December 18, 2010) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced tonight that the club has reassigned forward Steve Begin and goaltender Mark Dekanich to Milwaukee (AHL).
Begin, 32 (6/14/78), made his Predators debut last night in a 3-1 victory at New Jersey, and suited up again tonight against the Los Angeles Kings. Dekanich, 24 (5/10/86), made his NHL debut tonight against the Kings, stopping 22-of-25 shots in 49:59 of action. He spent seven games backing up goaltender Anders Lindback from Dec. 4-17.
The Predators look for their ninth win in their last 12 outings when they face-off against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks on Wednesday in Chicago (7:30 p.m. CT, FOX Sports Tennessee HD, 102.9 FM The Buzz). The Preds return to Smashville on Thursday to take on the Ottawa Senators (7 p.m. CT, FOX Sports Tennessee HD, 102.9 FM The Buzz). Thursday night is College Night – college students who show their student ID at the Bridgestone Arena box office will receive $10 upper level tickets or $25 lower level tickets. In conjunction with College Night, there will be half-price drink specials for all in attendance throughout the first intermission.
Tickets are still available for Thursday night’s contest and may be purchased at the Bridgestone Arena box office, by calling (615) 770-PUCK (7825) or online via nashvillepredators.com.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOntheGlass