The Nashville Predators made changes to their roster by reassigning Philip Tomasino to the Milwaukee Admirals and recalling Egor Afanasyev and Mark Jankowski to address their struggling offense as they compete for a playoff spot.

By the Numbers
  • Tomasino finished the 2022-23 season with 18 points in 31 games, but has only recorded 7 goals and 13 assists in 41 games this season.
  • Afanasyev has established career highs in goals (21) and points (42) this season, ranking among the AHL's leaders.
Yes, But

Coach Andrew Brunette expressed concerns about Tomasino's defensive reliability, despite his recent offensive contributions.

State of Play
  • The Predators are just outside the Western Conference wild-card spot, trailing the St. Louis Blues by two points.
What's Next

The Predators will face the New Jersey Devils as they strive to secure a playoff position.

Bottom Line

The Predators' roster changes reflect their urgency to improve offensive performance and secure a playoff spot amidst a competitive season.