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Within the past 36 hours, the Nashville Predators have recalled two top prospects from their AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals. On Monday they recalled defenseman Ryan Ellis and today they announced that forward Gabriel Bourque was on his way to Music City. Bourque, Nashville’s fifth round pick in 2009, tallied 18 goals and 36 points in his first pro season last year. He hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down either as he’s already amassed 16 points in 25 games this season. He leads all Admirals in assists (14) and is their seventh leading scorer. But are the Predators really calling Bourque up for scoring depth? Not likely. Nashville, as of now, has a healthy forward roster and adding someone else is interesting. Also, teams usually don’t recall players on non-game days because it doesn’t make financial sense to do so. In this case, Bourque was officially recalled on a non-game day and in the middle of the afternoon, not around 11am or noon, per usual. It’ll be interesting to s...
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