Originally written on Section 303  |  Last updated 11/20/14

COLUMBUS, OH - JUNE 23: 54th overall pick Jeremy Smith of the Nashville Predators poses for a portrait during the 2007 NHL Entry Draft at Nationwide Arena on June 23, 2007 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
As we reported yesterday (stick tap to Aaron Sims and Stephanie Muraro), the Nashville Predators have recalled goaltender Jeremy Smith from the Milwaukee Admirals. Anders Lindback got the start, the win and first star of the game honors in Saturday’s season finale against the Colorado Avalanche but he also got an injury. Early in the third period, rookie defenseman Ryan Ellis fell on the scrambling netminder and, while he skated to the bench under his own power, he did not return and Smith was recalled as a result. Smith’s recall leaves the AHL-affiliate without their starting goaltender during the most important time of the season. The Dearborn, Michigan native is 29-19-1 (his 29 wins are second best in the league) with a stellar 2.25 goals against average (fifth best) and a .920 save percentage. Milwaukee just so happens to be involved in a fight-to-the-death, every-point-matters Western Conference race. Sure they’re in fifth place but they’re also just one loss from 11th. Three o...
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