Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 12/15/11
For two players who were mentioned in consideration for the 2011-12 Calder Trophy, defenseman Jonathon Blum and center Blake Geoffrion of the Nashville Predators had a very disappointing beginning to this week. After being a healthy scratch for Nashville's last two games, Blum was sent down to the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League Monday afternoon. Just a day later, Geoffrion was activated off of injured reserve then immediately sent to Milwaukee. Geoffrion had missed Nashville's last six games due to an upper-body injury and was a healthy scratch the four games prior. Both players started last season in Milwaukee and were mid-season call-ups to the big club. After joining the Predators, both Blum and Geoffrion made significant contributions for a Nashville squad that finished fifth in the Western Conference and advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. Blum and Geoffrion played 23 and 20 regular season games, respective...
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