The Nashville Predators have reassigned forwards Austin Watson and Daniel Bang as well as defenseman Mattias Ekholm to the Milwaukee Admirals.
This most likely isn’t performance related. There’s a laundry list of logical reasons for the move. Nashville is off for the next three days, Milwaukee is fighting for a playoff spot and the Admirals have an important game tonight against the Chicago Wolves. Both teams are tied for 9th in the AHL’s Western Conference with 81 points. Tonight’s game could be a critical four-point swing for the two teams. Milwaukee only has four games left.
Since the Preds aren’t going to make the post season, Milwaukee’s race becomes important to the organization. If they make it in, several players will be eligible to return to the AHL ranks for some more playing time.
All three should be back in the Predators lineup when they resume their 2013 schedule on Friday night.
The official press is below.
Nashville, Tenn. (April 16, 2013) – Nashville Predators Pr...