After the thrilling 2-0 shutout against the New York Islanders in their first home preseason game, the Predators are out slashing the roster once again; this time knocking the number from 42 down to 27. Here are the recent moves recently announced by the club:
Austin Watson, Patrick Cehlin, Joonas Jarvinen, Joonas Rask, Colton Sissons, and Miikka Salomaki have been assigned to the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL).
The team now consists of the following players:
Defensemen (8): Mattias Ekholm, Victor Bartley, Seth Jones, Ryan Ellis, Roman Josi, Joe Piskula, Shea Weber and Kevin Klein.
Forwards (16): Craig Smith, Nick Spaling, Taylor Beck, Rich Clune, Gabriel Bourque, Matt Cullen, Filip Forsberg, Mike Fisher, Matt Hendricks, Paul Gaustad, Patric Hornqvist, David Legwand, Simon Moser, Viktor Stalberg, Eric Nystrom and Colin Wilson
Goaltenders (3): Pekka Rinne, Carter Hutton and Marek Mazanec
Also interesting to note: Filip Forsberg did not practice with the team this morning due to sustaining a lower-body injury during last night’s game against the Islanders. Though it isn’t expected to be threatening, he will not be in tomorrow’s lineup against the Tampa Bay Lightning.