Chris Mueller recalled by Nashville Predators

ANAHEIM CA - JANUARY 05: Dan Sexton #42 of the Anaheim Ducks and Chris Mueller #53 of the Nashville Predators battle for the puck in the second period at the Honda Center on January 5 2011 in Anaheim California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

With Teemu Laakso sent down to Milwaukee the other day, that opened up a spot on the Nashville Predators' active roster, so today they've called up center Chris Mueller from the Admirals. As Josh Cooper notes, Mueller is a Buffalo native, so it would be an extra-special opportunity for him to play against the Sabres tonight.

The money quote in Josh's post, however, goes to Barry Trotz, talking about Sergei Kostitsyn not being ready to play tonight:

When asked about the length of Kostitsyn's injury, which Trotz said he suffered in Calgary, the coach said this: "Don't know and don't care right now. I just care about tonight"

Last season, Mueller was hastily signed to an NHL contract and called up for duty in Nashville when the depth chart at center was decimated by injuries, notching 3 assists in 15 games. This year, he leads the Admirals in scoring with 9 goals and 8 assists through 19 games.

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