The Preds' forward lines will get a welcome boost as winger Gabriel Bourque has been recalled from the Milwaukee Admirals.
After skating with a 4th line consisting of Rich Clune, Brandon Yip and Brian McGrattan, the addition of Gabriel Bourque to the lineup should help the Predators get by, in case Paul Gaustad is unable to go again. Josh Cooper of the Tennessean has indicated that Gaustad skated with the team this morning, but we'll haven't hear whether he'll play yet.
The Preds' press release follows:
Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forward Gabriel Bourque from Milwaukee (AHL).
Bourque, 22 (9/23/90), has 12 points (7g-5a) in 15 games for the Admirals this season. During his rookie NHL campaign last season, the Rimouski, Que., native ranked ninth in points per game among rookies who appeared in at least half their team's games (.44), finishing with 19 points (7g-12a) in 43 games. In the 2012 Playoffs, the 5-10, 192-pound left wing tied for the team lead in goals (3), and ranked third in points (5), setting franchise records for points (3g-1a-4pts) and plus-minus rating (+5) by a rookie in a playoff series in the Western Conference Quarterfinals vs. Detroit.