The Predators are continuing their tradition of carrying a heavyweight fighter on the roster, with the announcement that they're bringing back the popular Brian McGrattan for another season, at the same salary as last:
Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Brian McGrattan on a one-year contract worth $600,000.
McGrattan, 30 (9/2/81), appeared in 30 games with the Predators in 2011-12, posting two assists and 61 penalty minutes. Claimed on waivers from Anaheim on Oct. 11, 2011, the 6-4, 235-pound winger has 13 points (3g-13a) and 456 penalty minutes in 212 NHL contests with Ottawa, Phoenix, Calgary and Nashville since 2005-06.
The question is, will he square off with the now-enemy Jordin Tootoo, considering the disparity in height & weight?