Originally written on Smashville 24/7  |  Last updated 11/20/14
Nashville Predators forward Gabriel Bourque will be making his NHL debut tonight after being called up yesterday afternoon.“I’m really excited and a little nervous,” said Bourque, who has 16 points in 25 games with AHL Milwaukee this season. “I can’t wait to step on the ice tonight.”Bourque said he heard about his recall to Nashville from Milwaukee head coach Ian Herbers.“(Herbers) told me yesterday that I needed to take a flight to Nashville. That was pretty cool and I was really excited. To be playing at home for my first NHL game will be pretty fun.”What does Bourque add to the Predators’ lineup?“Bourque deserves to come up,” head coach Barry Trotz said this morning. “He’s a guy that you could probably make a case that he made our team out of training camp, then he got hurt in Milwaukee. He’s really hard on the puck. He’s got really good determination. His compete level is off the charts when it comes to battling for pucks. He’s a smaller guy that plays a big man’s
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