The Predators have recalled Miikka Salomaki from his long-term injury loan.
Salomaki, 24, hasn’t played in the NHL since October 15th and played four games with Milwaukee (AHL) as he worked his way back from a lower-body injury. He had one goal in four games with the Admirals and has 11 points (6G / 5A) in 64 career NHL games.
Salomaki was injured while blocking a shot in Saturday’s game in Chicago and will miss 6-8 weeks with what is being listed as an “upper-body” injury. With Salomaki out, look for Cody Bass to be in the lineup on Tuesday.
Miikka Salomaki will make his NHL debut on Thursday.
Salomaki, 21, was a second round pick (52nd overall) of the Predators in 2011. The young forward had 50 points (20G / 30A) and 83 PIMS in 75 games in his first year in North America. In his second year with Milwaukee he has five goals and 11 assists (16 points) in 29 games. He will make his NHL debut on the Predators third line with fellow Finland native Olli Jokinen and Swede Calle Jarnkrok.
The Predators have reassigned Miikka Salomaki to Milwaukee (AHL).
Salomaki, 21, did not get into a game during his recall. He heads back to the AHL where he has 16 points (5G / 11A) in 29 games this season. His return to the AHL suggests that either James Neal (lower-body) or Taylor Beck/Matt Cullen (IR) will return on Tuesday.
The Predators have recalled Miikka Salomaki from Milwaukee (AHL).
Salomaki, 21, was a second round pick (52nd overall) of the Predators in the 2011 NHL Draft. He has 16 points (5G / 11A) and 26 penalty minutes in 29 games for the Admirals this season, in addition to ranking among the AHL’s Top 10 forwards in plus/minus rating (+13).