The Nashville Predators have sent defenseman Ryan Ellis back to the Milwaukee Admirals this afternoon.
The blue chip prospect and Canadian Major Junior legend was recalled on Friday due to Victor Bartley being out with an illness. Ellis being reassigned leads one to believe Bartley will be back in the lineup this afternoon against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Puck drops on this must-win game for Nashville at 2:00pm Central inside Bridgestone Arena.
The official press release is below.
Nashville, Tenn. (April 6, 2013) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has reassigned defenseman Ryan Ellis to Milwaukee (AHL). Ellis was recalled on Thursday under emergency conditions.
Ellis, 22 (1/3/91), logged a career-high 20:11 and put a personal-best four shots on goal in Thursday’s game against Columbus. He has six points (2g-4a) in 32 games with the Predators this season, and 10 points (4g-6a) in 24 games with the Admirals...