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Nashville Predators Recall Miikka Salomaki

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The Predators will have another Finnish player on board for their trip out west.

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The Predators recalled Miikka Salomaki from Milwaukee this morning. The Finnish born player scored his first NHL goal last year, and will hope to add to that total as the Predators take on San Jose, Los Angeles, Anaheim, and Minnesota in a 4 game road swing.

From the Predators website:

Nashville, Tenn. (October 26, 2015) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has recalled forward Miikka Salomaki (MEE-kah SA-loh-MA-kee) from Milwaukee (AHL).

Salomaki, 22 (3/9/93), scored a goal in his lone NHL game to this point, a 3-2 overtime victory vs. the Dallas Stars on Jan. 8, 2015. This season, the Raahe, Finland, native has two points (1g-1a) in three games for the Admirals, bringing his career AHL total to 70 points (28g-42a) in 116 games since the 2013-14 season, when he tied for fifth among league rookies with 50 points (20g-30a). Prior to making the jump to the North American professional scene, the 5-11, 208-pound left wing played three seasons with Karpat Oulu of the Finnish Elite League (2010-13), the same club that produced Predators netminder Pekka Rinne.

Nashville's second choice, 52nd overall (second round), in the 2011 Entry Draft, Salomaki helped Finland to a silver medal at the 2014 World Championship, and played in three consecutive World Junior Championships from 2011-13, as well as a pair of World Under-18 Championships in 2010 and 2011, earning a bronze medal in the latter.

The Nashville Predators will play their next four games on the road as the team's home, Bridgestone Arena, hosts the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Nashville starts the road trip on Tuesday in San Jose and continues on to visit Los Angeles, Anaheim and Minnesota. The Preds return to Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, Nov. 7 to take on the St. Louis Blues. Every Saturday this season, the team will have a promotional Golden Giveaway item as part of the club's Golden Saturdays. For more information on all the promotional giveaway items, click here. To purchase tickets, visit NashvillePredators.com or call (615) 770-7800.

Great opportunity for Salomaki here. With the 3rd line being unproductive from a scoring perspective thus far this season, look for Salomaki to bring a nice boost offensively to the bottom six. If he gets into the lineup, that is.