On Tuesday night’s roster for the Nashville Predators were four guys who have made their NHL debut in the last 31 days. Also suiting up were eight players who have played at least some part of the season in Milwaukee and 10 who have played in the AHL.
After dropping a 1-0 decision to the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, the Predators have now dropped four in a row and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why.
“We’re not in a great situation with the number of players that have been called up,” Head Coach Barry Trotz said.
Thanks to injuries to Colin Wilson, Mike Fisher, Brandon Yip, Paul Gaustad and the trade of Martin Erat, the Predators have recalled Taylor Beck, Austin Watson and Chris Mueller recently. Now add winger Daniel Bang to that list as he made his NHL debut on Tuesday.
“There were a lot of emotions out there,” Bang said. “I just went out and tried to keep it simple. It’s tough to lose the first game but, I guess, it’s something I’ll remember forever.”
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