Nashville Predators send Ryan Thang to Milwaukee

The Nashville Predators continue winnowing down their list of hopefuls this afternoon with word that their 3rd-round draft pick from 2007, forward Ryan Thang, has been assigned to Milwaukee, reducing the current training camp roster to 32 (with 4 not practicing currently).

The full press release from the Preds follows after the jump...

Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has assigned forward Ryan Thang to Milwaukee (AHL).

Thang, 24 (5/11/87), scored one goal on one shot and posted a +1 rating while appearing in three games during the 2011 preseason.

The transactions leave Nashville's Training Camp roster at 32 players - 18 forwards, 11 defensemen and three goaltenders. Players by position currently participating in camp are as follows:

FORWARDS (19): Niclas Bergfors, Gabriel Bourque, Martin Erat, Mike Fisher, Blake Geoffrion, Matt Halischuk, Patric Hornqvist, Sergei Kostitsyn, David Legwand, Chris Mueller, Cal O'Reilly, Craig Smith, Jerred Smithson, Nick Spaling, Zack Stortini, Jordin Tootoo, Colin Wilson and Kyle Wilson

DEFENSEMEN (11): Teemu Laakso, Jonathon Blum, Francis Bouillon, Mattias Ekholm, Ryan Ellis, Jack Hillen, Roman Josi, Kevin Klein, Tyler Sloan, Ryan Suter, Shea Weber

GOALTENDERS (3): Anders Lindback, Pekka Rinne and Jeremy Smith.

The Predators hit the ice for their second of three home preseason contests on Wednesday night when the Washington Capitals come to town (7 p.m. CT, 102.5 FM The Game). The club's annual PredsFest game will be the preseason finale on Oct. 1 vs. Carolina. Tickets all preseason games are still available.

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