Nashville Predators News: Taylor Beck Among Latest Roster Cuts

Frederick Breedon

According to the NHL's media site, the Nashville Predators roster has been trimmed to 23 Active players, along with Viktor Stalberg being placed on Injured Reserve. The latest players cut include forward Taylor Beck, defenseman Joe Piskula and goaltender Marek Mazanec. Beck was considered by many to be among those players on the border line of making the team or not, but perhaps notching only one assist in four pre-season games undermined his cause. Of course, the fact that he could be sent to Milwaukee without having to clear waivers makes this move easier, too.

NOTE: The Predators website still lists Beck as being part of the roster, but I double-checked the NHL Media resource and it says he's not. So who knows.

NOTE 2 (9/29/13 10:00 a.m.): Now the Preds have confirmed that Beck, Mazanec and Piskula are headed to Milwaukee. Simon Moser is still listed as attending camp on his tryout, so his situation is still up in the air.

Notably, Filip Forsberg appears to have made the Opening Night roster, along with fellow teenager Seth Jones.

The roster as it currently stands reads as follows:

Name # Pos. Ht. Wt. Birth Date Birth Place
Bartley, Victor 64 D 6' 0" 203 17-Feb-88 Ottawa, ON, CAN
Bourque, Gabriel 57 L 5' 10" 192 23-Sep-90 Rimouski, QC, CAN
Clune, Rich 16 L 5' 10" 207 25-Apr-87 Toronto, ON, CAN
Cullen, Matt 7 C 6' 1" 200 02-Nov-76 Virginia, MN, USA
Ekholm, Mattias 42 D 6' 4" 204 24-May-90 Borlange, SWE
Ellis, Ryan 4 D 5' 10" 175 03-Jan-91 Hamilton, ON, CAN
Fisher, Mike 12 C 6' 1" 215 05-Jun-80 Peterborough, ON, CAN
Forsberg, Filip 9 C 6' 1" 186 13-Aug-94 Ostervala, SWE
Gaustad, Paul 28 C 6' 5" 223 03-Feb-82 Fargo, ND, USA
Hendricks, Matt 26 C 6' 0" 211 17-Jun-81 Blaine, MN, USA
Hornqvist, Patric 27 R 5' 11" 189 01-Jan-87 Sollentuna, SWE
Hutton, Carter 30 G 6' 1" 195 19-Dec-85 Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
Jones, Seth 3 D 6' 4" 205 03-Oct-94 Arlington, TX, USA
Josi, Roman 59 D 6' 1" 192 01-Jun-90 Bern, CHE
Klein, Kevin 8 D 6' 1" 199 13-Dec-84 Kitchener, ON, CAN
Legwand, David 11 C 6' 2" 205 17-Aug-80 Detroit, MI, USA
Nystrom, Eric 24 L 6' 1" 193 14-Feb-83 Syosset, NY, USA
Rinne, Pekka 35 G 6' 5" 204 03-Nov-82 Kempele, FIN
Smith, Craig 15 C 6' 1" 202 05-Sep-89 Madison, WI, USA
Spaling, Nick 13 C 6' 1" 201 19-Sep-88 Palmerston, ON, CAN
Weber, Shea 6 D 6' 4" 233 14-Aug-85 Sicamous, BC, CAN
Wilson, Colin 33 C 6' 1" 216 20-Oct-89 Greenwich, CT, USA
Injured Reserve
Stalberg, Viktor 25 L 6' 3" 209 17-Jan-86 Gothenburg, SWE

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