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Preds have recalled Kevin Henderson from Milwaukee today…
- Updated: April 19, 2013
Stanley also reported that Daniel Bang will be recalled.
Assuming he’s in the lineup, Henderson will make his NHL debut on Friday against the Chicago Blackhawks. He will become the sixth Predator to do so this season.
Head Coach Barry Trotz mentioned his name as a recall candidate following the overtime loss to the Minnesota Wild on March 9. The at-home back-to-back’s that weekend produced injuries to Colin Wilson and Patric Hornqvist. Wilson’s been out of the lineup since and had surgery this past Monday.
A native of Toronto, Canada, Henderson signed a one-year, two-way deal with Nashville on July 1, 2012.
We will update this post with the official press release when it becomes available.
UPDATE (11:06am Central): The official press release is below.
Nashville, Tenn. (April 19, 2013) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forwards Daniel Bång and Kevin Henderson from Milwaukee (AHL) under emergency conditions. Bång will wear No. 50 for the Predators, while Henderson is expected to make his NHL debut wearing No. 46.
Bång, 25 (4/19/87), has played in Nashville’s last four games – his first four NHL contests – recording two points (2a). The Kista, Sweden native has 21 points (8g-13a) in 51 games for the Admirals during his first North American season. Prior to signing with the Predators last summer, the 6-3, 201-pound power forward spent six seasons with AIK’s senior team, posting 121 points (60g-61a) in 258 games.
Henderson, 26 (12/3/86), has 27 points (16g-11a) in 65 games during his second season with the Admirals, and 74 points (30g-44a) in 232 AHL games with Milwaukee and Worchester since 2009. The 6-3, 210-pound Toronto native helped the University of New Brunswick win the 2009 CIS National Championship and was teammates with current Predators Nick Spaling (2005-07) and Matt Halischuk (2006-07) with the Kitchener Rangers.
The Predators face-off against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at 7:30 p.m. CT at the United Center for the final SportSouth broadcast of the year (1676 HD, 26 SD). They return home for the final regular-season home game on Tuesday, April 23 to take on the Calgary Flames. That game is also the Nashville Predators Fan Appreciation Night, where there will be special giveaways and promotions throughout the night for all fans in attendance. The game will broadcast on Fox Sports Tennessee (1675 HD, 28 SD) and 102.5 FM The Game. Limited tickets for the final Nashville Predators regular-season home game are still available and may be purchased at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office, by visiting nashvillepredators.com or by calling 615-770-7800.