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Preds trim the roster; Eight sent to Milwaukee, Leipsic returned to Portland

training camp Trotz teaching (Sarah Fuqua)

For the second day in a row, the Nashville Predators made some roster cuts. There are now 33 players remaining in training camp.

Eight players were reassigned to the Milwaukee Admirals, Nashville’s AHL affiliate, and last year’s leading scorer in all of junior hockey, Brendan Leipsic, has been returned to the Portland Winterhawks.

Swiss forward Simon Moser, in camp on a tryout agreement, remains with the Predators.

Milwaukee’s camp starts Wednesday.

The official press release is below.

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Nashville, Tenn. (September 21, 2013) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has assigned Scott Darling, Scott Ford, Magnus Hellberg, Kevin Henderson, Michael Liambas, Bryan Rodney, Scott Valentine and Mark Van Guilder to Milwaukee (AHL). The team also reassigned Brendan Leipsic back to his junior team, the Portland Winterhawks (WHL).

Nashville’s training camp roster is now at 33 players:

Twenty-one forwards: Taylor Beck, Gabriel Bourque, Patrick Cehlin, Rich Clune, Matt Cullen, Mike Fisher, Filip Forsberg, Paul Gaustad, Matt Hendricks, Patric Hornqvist, David Legwand, Simon Moser, Eric Nystrom, Joonas Rask, Miikka Salomaki, Colton Sissons, Craig Smith, Nick Spaling, Viktor Stalberg, Austin Watson and Colin Wilson.

Nine defensemen: Victor Bartley, Mattias Ekholm, Ryan Ellis, Joonas Jarvinen, Seth Jones, Roman Josi, Kevin Klein, Joe Piskula and Shea Weber.

Three goaltenders: Carter Hutton, Marek Mazanec and Pekka Rinne.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Sarah Fuqua (used with permission)