Preds Quick Hits From The Crease 3-8-11
The Preds are back in action tonight when they face division rival Winnipeg at 7pm. This is the first of back-to-backs so expect Pekka Rinne to get the start with Hutton manning the crease tomorrow night at Calgary.
Nashville recalled Colton Sissons yesterday from Milwaukee to fill in for Paul Gaustad who has been ruled out with an upper body injury and did not travel with the club. Sissons hasn’t played for the Preds since December 26th and will center the 4th line.
Based on yesterday’s practice, Colin Wilson has been demoted to that 4th line while Salomaki moved up to flank Fisher along with Arvidsson on the 3rd line. Wilson, has been less than stellar since returning to the lineup a month ago, managing just 3 points in 13 games.
Colorado took care of business last night and beat Arizona to try and keep pace in the Wild Card race. Nashville still leads Minnesota and the Avs by 6 points. Both of those teams are off tonight so the Preds have an opportunity to further distance themselves from the pack and inch closer to a top 3 spot in the Central.