>Jones Recalled to Nashville

>Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forward Ryan Jones from the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.

Jones, who started the season with Nashville and has six points (3g-3a) in 15 games with the Predators this season, was reassigned to the Admirals on November 20. The 6-2, 215-pound forward has posted nine points (6g-3a) and a +4 rating in eight games with Milwaukee.

Jonesy will be in the lineup tonight against Columbus (TV: FSN-Ohio).

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It will be Round Two for Ryan Jones when the Predators play host to the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight. Jones began the season on the NHL level, but was reassigned to Milwaukee of the American Hockey League about three weeks ago – along with fellow rookie forward Patric Hornqvist.

He’ll be wearing the Predators jersey once again tonight, as Jones was recalled this morning because of injuries to Jordin Tootoo and Scott Nichol. The 6-2, 215-pound forward had posted nine points (six goals, three assists) and a plus-four rating in eight games with the Admirals. “He’s been playing very well in Milwaukee,’’ Preds coach Barry Trotz said.

“He got a goal last night and he’s really been taking his game to the next level. It’s good. We want guys to come up based on accountability and performance versus reputation or draft status.’’

Jones said he feels the experience gained at the AHL level has benefited him.

“I think my confidence increased while I was there,’’ Jones said. “I can honestly say I think I’m a better player now than when I went down.’’

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Posted on December 11, 2008, in Miami Alumni, Ryan Jones. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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