The Nashville Predators assigned Ryan Thang to Milwaukee today bring the roster down to 32 players.
With injuries to Francis Bouillon, Blake Geoffrion, and Roman Josi, there are 29 players healthy and available for practice and games. If these three players start the season on injured reserve, the Preds would need to pare down a goalie, two defensemen, and three forwards if they carry the maximum roster of 23 players on opening day.
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NASHVILLE PREDATORS ASSIGN THANG TO MILWAUKEE
-Training Camp roster now at 32 -
Nashville, Tenn. (September 24, 2011) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has assigned forward Ryan Thang to Milwaukee (AHL).
Thang, 24 (5/11/87), scored one goal on one shot and posted a +1 rating while appearing in three games during the 2011 preseason.
The transactions leave Nashville’s Training Camp roster at 32 players – 18 forwards, 11 defensemen and three goaltenders. Players by position currently participating in camp are as follows:
FORWARDS (19): Niclas Bergfors, Gabriel Bourque, Martin Erat, Mike Fisher, Blake Geoffrion, Matt Halischuk, Patric Hornqvist, Sergei Kostitsyn, David Legwand, Chris Mueller, Cal O'Reilly, Craig Smith, Jerred Smithson, Nick Spaling, Zack Stortini, Jordin Tootoo, Colin Wilson and Kyle Wilson
DEFENSEMEN (11): Teemu Laakso, Jonathon Blum, Francis Bouillon, Mattias Ekholm, Ryan Ellis, Jack Hillen, Roman Josi, Kevin Klein, Tyler Sloan, Ryan Suter, Shea Weber
GOALTENDERS (3): Anders Lindback, Pekka Rinne and Jeremy Smith.
The Predators hit the ice for their second of three home preseason contests on Wednesday night when the Washington Capitals come to town (7 p.m. CT, 102.5 FM The Game). The club’s annual PredsFest game will be the preseason finale on Oct. 1 vs. Carolina. Tickets all preseason games are still available.
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