Originally written on Section 303  |  Last updated 10/17/14
During an emergency call-up in January of 2011, rookie defenseman Jon Blum became a surprise staple on the Nashville Predators blueline. He posted eight points during the stretch run to the playoffs and then two more points in the playoffs.In the fall of 2011, however, he underwhelmed in his 33 games, prompting a reassignment to the Milwaukee Admirals.After spending the rest of the season in the AHL, Blum was not satisfied and went to the Predators brass to ask what he could do to find his way back to the National Hockey League.“He’s been in Nashville since the first week of July,” General Manager David Poile said. “He’s working on his strength, his size, his conditioning and to give himself every chance to get back to where he was a year ago.“We started last year with Blum and Kevin Klein as our second pair. Hopefully last year was a little bit of an aberration and maybe he can be the surprise of training camp.”Poile and the Predators announced this afternoon that Blum has signed a...
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