Originally written February 15, 2013 on PredsOnTheGlass:
The Nashville Predators announced on Friday morning that enforcer Brian McGrattan has been assigned to the Milwaukee Admirals for a two week conditioning assignment. He will remain on the Preds' roster but receive an opportunity to play with the Ads and become more game-ready.The 6'4" 235 pound winger from Hamilton, Ontario has only played in two contests in Nashville this year, totaling 12:34 in ice time and had not suited up since January 21. In his limited time, he did not make the score sheet in points or PIMs.Much of his tough-guy role with the Preds appears to have been taken by diminutive irritant, Rich Clune, who has played 13 games and scored his first NHL goal on February fifth in St. Louis. He is currently tied for second in the NHL in fighting majors with five.It is unclear if this move is truly a "conditioning" assignment or if McGrattan's abilities are being showcased to other teams who may be looking for additional toughness which appears to be becoming more of a factor in this short intense season.Make the jump for the complete release from the Predators...Nashville Predators Send McGrattan To Milwaukee On A Conditioning AssignmentNASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has assigned forward Brian McGrattan to Milwaukee (AHL) on a two-week conditioning assignment. McGrattan remains on Nashville’s active roster during the conditioning stint.McGrattan, 31 (9/2/81), has appeared in two games for the Predators in 2012-13. A season ago, he was claimed on waivers from Anaheim on Oct. 11, 2011 and played 30 games, notched two assists and recording 61 penalty minutes.The Nashville Predators close out a four-game homestand this Saturday at 7 p.m. (SPSO: 1674 HD, 27 SD on Comcast; 102.5 FM The Game) with a McDonald’s Family 4Pack Night matchup against the Pacific Division-leading Anaheim Ducks. Limited tickets are still available in what is expected to be the team’s 20th consecutive sellout. Secure your seats today at nashvillepredators.com, the Bridgestone Arena Box Office or by calling  615-770-7800.This Monday, the Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Arena are hosting a Presidents’ Day sale from 12-6 p.m. highlighted by game and concert discounts, savings at the Predators Pro Shop and much more. To take advantage of this opportunity, call  615-770-7800, go online to nashvillepredators.com/president or visit the Bridgestone Arena Box Office. Parking will be free in the Bridgestone Arena Sixth Avenue garage (at the corner of Sixth Ave. and Demonbreun St.) for all fans on Monday from 12-6 p.m.More Later...Buddy Oakes for PredsOntheGlass
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