The Nashville Predators have recalled goaltender Juuse Saros from the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL), and have assigned goaltender Anders Lindback to the AHL, the team announced on Monday.
Saros, 22, was drafted 99th overall by the Predators in 2013. He started 11 games in the NHL this season, registering a record of 4-3-3 with a 2.42 goal-against average and a .922 save percentage. In 33 starts in the NHL so far, the Finnish netminder has a record of 14-12-6 with a 2.39 goal-against average and a .922 save percentage. At the AHL level this year, Saros is 3-5-0 with a 2.88 goal-against average and a .906 save percentage.
Lindback, 29, was drafted 207th overall by Nashville in 2008. He started 130 games in the NHL with the Predators, the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Dallas Stars, the Buffalo Sabres and the Arizona Coyotes, registering a record of 45-58-8 with a 2.87 goal-against average and a .904 save percentage. He rejoined the Predators last summer when he signed as a free agent. Lindback did not play in the NHL yet this season. At the AHL level, the Swedish goaltender has a record of 17-6-0 with a 2.58 goal-against average and a .920 save percentage.
The Predators are currently second in the Central division with a record of 25-11-6. They will be playing their next game on Tuesday against the Vegas Golden Knights. Nashville are still dealing with the injury to forward Filip Forsberg, who is sidelined with an upper-body injury since December 29th with what has been reported as a fractured right hand.