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Saros, Bitetto Go Up to Nashville


Milwaukee, WI--Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile today announced that the club has recalled defenseman Anthony Bitetto and goalie Juuse Saros from Milwaukee (AHL) and assigned forward Cody Bass and goalie Marek Mazanec to Milwaukee.

Bitetto played in two games for the Admirals on a conditioning assignment and recorded one assist, five shots on goal, and a +1 rating. He has appeared in one game for the Predators this season. He skated 4:42 in the season opener against Chicago on Oct. 14, recording five penalty minutes. Bitetto appeared in 28 contests for the Preds last season and earned six points (1g-5a) and 19 penalty minutes.

Saros is 9-1-0 with a 1.59 goals-against average and .945 save percentage in 10 games with the Admirals this season. Recalled on an emergency basis to the Preds on Oct. 22, Saros started and earned the win in a 5-1 victory against Pittsburgh. He stopped 34 of the 35 shots he faced, allowing just one goal in 59:22 of ice time. It was Saros’ first career NHL victory and second NHL game.

The Admirals visit the Rockford IceHogs Friday night before returning to the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena on Saturday to host Manitoba at 6 pm.

Tickets for either of these games can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000, by clicking here or by visiting the Admirals office at 510 W. Kilbourn Ave. Groups of 10 or more people receive significant discounts off the regular price ticket. People interested in groups should call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550.

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