The Nashville Predators announced on Wednesday that the club has reassigned center David Legwand to the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League on a conditioning assignment and recalled defenseman Shea Weber from the Admirals.
Legwand, 25, has 13 points (3g, 10) in 26 games with Nashville this season. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound center has not played since undergoing surgery on Dec. 12 to repair torn cartilage in his knee. The Detroit native and Nashville’s first-ever draft choice (second overall in 1998) notched career highs in games played (82), goals (18), game-winning goals (5) and plus/minus rating (+9) in 2003-04.
Legwand has played 388 career NHL games, all with the Predators, tallying 75 goals and 132 assists for 207 points.
Weber, 20, has one assist in six games with the Predators this season. The 6-foot-3, 213-pound native of Sicamous, B.C., made his NHL debut with Nashville on Jan. 6 vs. Detroit and posted his first NHL point/assist on Jan. 15 vs. Pittsburgh.
Weber leads AHL rookie defensemen in scoring with 27 points (12g, 15a) in 46 games this season for Milwaukee. He is also tied for the lead among AHL blueliners in power-play goals (9) and is tied for second in goals (11).