Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forward Andreas Thuresson from Milwaukee (AHL). This is the 6-1, 212-pound winger's fourth recall of the season.
Thuresson, 22 (11/18/87), has appeared in 21 games for the Predators this season, notching three points (1g-2a) and four penalty minutes while averaging 10:10 of ice time. He also has 41 hits to his credit, the third-highest total among Predator forwards. In 24 games for the Admirals in 2009-10, the Kristianstad, Sweden native has 15 points (7g-8a).
Especially given the back-to-back set coming up (tomorrow at Detroit, Saturday vs. Atlanta) the Preds need healthy, energetic bodies in the lineup.
Meanwhile in Milwaukee, Eric Kent wonders about the timing of this move, which could leave the Admirals shorthanded tonight against Hamilton.
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