PREDATORS ADD MALIK
Nashville swung another trade and added defensively responsible Marek Malik. The 31 year old rejoins the Preds after being dealt to the Flames earlier this off-season.
Along with Malik, the Preds get a 3rd round draft, which they will likley trade for more 5th rounders. Going to Calgary is forward/defenceman Sergei Fedorov and some cash.
"We had planned to play Sergei on defence, we have our top two centerman in Sundin and Yashin so moving Sergei to defence would've made sense, than Coach Carlyle wanted a true defenceman, so we used Fedorov to get that defenceman in Malik who has a DF of over 80." Said GM Schum.
Nashville defence now futures the following players:
Dan Boyle-Andrej Meszeros
Marek Malik-Kim Johnsson
Teppo Numminen-Zbeynak Michalek
The latest on the Preds website had GM Schum saying this, "We are close to finishing it off, I think we will be launching it early next week."