Blum assigned to Milwaukee…

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Per Kevin Wilson inside Nashville Predators Media Relations, defenseman Jon Blum has been assigned to the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.

As Seth Lake very astutely pointed out via Twitter, this is what the Preds would have done with Colin Wilson last season when they just, frankly, ran out of warm bodies to put on the ice.

The Rancho Santa Margarita, California native was a healthy scratch in back-to-back games this past week. Before Thursday night’s contest in Columbus, he had never been scratched in his brief NHL career.

The coaching staff must see more in rookie Roman Josi than they do in Blum right now.

The official press release is below.

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NASHVILLE PREDATORS ASSIGN DEFENSEMAN JONATHON BLUM TO MILWAUKEE

Nashville, Tenn. (December 12, 2011) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has assigned defenseman Jonathon Blum to Milwaukee (AHL).

Blum, 22 (1/30/89), has five points (2g-3a) in 27 games for the Predators in 2011-12.

The Predators take on the Calgary Flames tomorrow night (7 p.m., FSTN, 102.5 The Game,  Daily’s Super Tuesday) for game two of a four game home stand, with the Detroit Red Wings visiting Smashville on Thursday (7 p.m., FSTN, 102.5 The Game) and the St. Louis Blues making a stop in Music City on Saturday (7 p.m., FSTN, 102.5 The Game,  McDonald’s Family 4 Pack Night). To purchase tickets, visit nashvillepredators.comticketmaster.com or call 615-770-PUCK (7825).

This month, after a decade and a half of events, Nashville’s own Bridgestone Arena celebrates its 15th anniversary. Visit nashvillepredators.com/15thanniversary for a special “15 Years of Bridgestone Arena in 15 Days” daily feature that takes a year-by-year look back at the signature stories and events that defined Bridgestone Arena and impacted the Nashville community.