The Nashville Predators
have just recalled Marek Mazanec
from the Milwaukee Admirals
under emergency conditions and placed forward Eric Nystrom on Injured Reserve.
Nashville, Tenn. (November 9, 2015) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has recalled goaltender Marek Mazanec from Milwaukee (AHL) on emergency conditions and placed forward Eric Nystrom on Injured Reserve.
Mazanec, 24 (7/18/91), has played in five games for the Admirals this season, posting a 2-2-1 record with a 3.09 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage.
most recent start on Saturday at Rockford, he
stopped 33-of-35 shots as Milwaukee won its third straight game, 3-2 in overtime.
The Pisek, Czech Republic native has played in 27 career NHL games - all with Nashville - since his
first North American professional season in 2013-14, posting an 8-11-4 record, two shutouts, a 2.76 goals-against average and a .902 save percentage.
The 6-foot-4, 202-pound netminder played the fifth-most minutes of any rookie NHL netminder (1,369:32) during the 2013-14 campaign and was named the NHL's Rookie of the Month for November 2013 after going 5-4-1 with two shutouts, a 2.00 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage.
Nashville's ninth choice, 179th overall (sixth round), in the 2012 Entry Draft, Mazanec
is a right-handed catching goaltender; only three right-handed catching goalies have appeared in the NHL this season (Philadelphia's Steve Mason, Calgary's Jonas Hiller and Winnipeg's Michael Hutchinson).
is coming off of what I would consider to be one of his
best performances in net as an Admiral.
stopped 35/37 shots on goal and really kept the Admirals heads above water to allow for them to pick up the 3-2 overtime win on the road against the Rockford IceHogs
This season he
has made five starts, picked up two wins, has a 3.09 goals against average, and a 0.900 save percentage.
The Nashville Predators have reassigned Marek Mazanec to the Milwaukee Admirals and activated Carter Hutton from injured reserve. (Photo: Scott Paulus)