Preds, Ads Swap Goalies
Milwaukee, WI--Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled goaltender Marek Mazanec from Milwaukee (AHL) and reassigned goaltender Magnus Hellberg to the Admirals.
Mazanec is a perfect 5-0-0 in his first five starts in the American Hockey League with Milwaukee, and is one of three AHL netminders with a sub-2.00 goals-against average (1.97) and a save percentage north of 0.930 (.933) and helping the Admirals to an eight-game point (6-0-2) streak to start the season. The 6-4, 197-pound native of Pisek, Czech Republic is in his first season in North America after helping HC Plzen win the Czech Extraliga title a season ago, stopping 48-of-51 shots in Game Seven of the Czech League finals in double overtime.
Hellberg made his NHL debut on October 26th against St. Louis, stopping three of four shots in relief duty. When he was recalled by the Preds on October 24th, Hellberg had posted a 1-2-0 record, a 2.23 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage. In his first North American professional season in 2012-13, the Uppsala,
Sweden native tied for second among AHL goaltenders in shutouts (6), while ranking fourth in goals-against average (2.14) and save percentage (.924). He also ranked third in 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs goals-against average (1.69) and save percentage (.944).
The Admirals continue four-game road trip before returning to the BMOHBC on Wednesday, November 13th against the Grand Rapids Griffins. Fans can purchase tickets by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or by logging onto www.ticketmaster.com. Groups of 10 or more receive significant discounts off the original ticket price. For more information, or to purchase group tickets, fans can call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550.
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