Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Franson Returns to Nashville
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12-17-2009, 12:06 AM
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This was planned all the way around. No one is hurt, nor has anyone been under-performing leading to this recall.

Sulzer had been playing well in his games in Milwaukee and the Preds wanted to get him in some NHL time before they "really needed to" (due to injury or whatnot). Franson had admittedly gotten a little too cute with some areas of his game and this allowed him to continue to get ice time and go to Milwaukee with specific goals to work on and the knowledge that he could keep his game simple and focus on a few areas without the fear of not getting recalled.

With the team in Western Canada they are carrying 7 defensemen and an extra forward "just in case". Scatchard is battling a nagging injury and Spaling's versatility allows the Preds the flexibility to scratch either a wing or a center and not miss a beat.

Pretty good roster management IMO...

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