The following is a press release from the Predators…
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 29, 2013) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forward Craig Smith from his conditioning assignment with Milwaukee (AHL), activated forward Paul Gaustad from Injured Reserve and placed defenseman Scott Hannan on Injured Reserve.
Smith, 23 (9/5/89), posted five points (1g-4a) in four games during his week with the Admirals. He has nine points (3g-9a) in 30 games this season for Nashville, with all but one of those points (an assist) coming in his last 15 games played.
Gaustad, 31 (2/3/82), has missed the past eight games with an upper-body injury. He ranks second in the NHL in face-off efficiency (60.7 percent), and has four points (1g-3a) in 19 games for Nashville this season.