NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 03: Derek Roy #9 of the Buffalo Sabres skates against Chris Mueller #17 of the Nashville Predators at the Bridgestone Arena on December 3, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
Welcome back, Chris Mueller - with Mike Fisher and/or Patric Hornqvist possibly unavailable for tonight's game vs. Vancouver, the Preds have called up the versatile forward from Milwaukee. With Hornqvist and Brian McGrattan on Injured Reserve, this move brings the Predators to 23 on the Active Roster, which is the limit.
An excerpt from the team's press release follows...
Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forward Chris Mueller (KRIHS MEW-luhr) from Milwaukee (AHL).
Mueller, 25 (3/6/86), has been recalled twice already this season, going pointless in four NHL games. The West Seneca, N.Y., native is ranks seventh in the AHL in goals in addition to being tied for the League lead in game-winning goals (6). The 5-11, 203-pound center - who appeared in the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic last month - also leads the Admirals in points (23g-15a-38pts) through 48 games in 2011-12.