By Amanda DiPaolo
On Thursday morning the Nashville Predators reassigned forwards Matt Halischuk and Chris Mueller to the Milwaukee Admirals, Nashville’s American Hockey League affiliate.
Playing on the fourth line with JP Dumont while up with the parent club, both Halischuk and Mueller generated offense for the Predators on their recent six-game road trip that ended Wednesday night in Vancouver.
Halischuk played five games for the Predators recording three points including his first NHL goal and two assists. He also had a +3 rating.
Halischuk was acquired by the Predators as part of the deal that sent Jason Arnott to New Jersey during the off season.
Mueller had been playing for Milwaukee since the start of the AHL season, but was without a contract for the parent club. On December 27th, Mueller signed a one-year two way deal with Nashville and played 13 games since that time. Mueller has three assists with the Predators.
The NHL doesn’t have any games scheduled until February 1st. The five-day All-Star break is likely the reason for the reassignment, rather than players such as Steve Sullivan and Marek Svatos being ready to return to action. The AHL is not on their All-Star break and Milwaukee is scheduled to play games over the next five days.
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