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Cal O'Reilly, finally an NHL regular with Nashville?

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By sticking with the Nashville Predators after a number of injured teammates returned to the lineup, Cal O'Reilly now has enough NHL experience to qualify for waivers, and it appears that he'll stick in Nashville for the time being. It's a fine achievement for a guy who's ridden the Milwaukee/Nashville express quite a bit in recent years.

Today on the Thom Abraham Show, Cal (coming off a 3-assist night vs. San Jose) talked about his plans for the Olympic break, and how the Predators appear to be set up for a busy week on the road. You can listen to the segment via the following link:

Cal O'Reilly on Thom Abraham Show 20100208

It will be interesting to see how the ice time is split between O'Reilly and Marcel Goc. Cal's definitely here to contribute offensively, while Goc is valued for his defensive responsibility and faceoff skills. So don't be surprised if Goc's production tails off over the coming weeks; it may be more a case of O'Reilly getting more of that opportunity.


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Marcel Goc 51 10 9 19 6 8 0 0 0 0 82 12.2


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Cal O`Reilly 19 0 7 7 3 2 0 0 0 0 10 0.0