Three return to Milwaukee

mil_200.jpgNashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has reassigned forwards Ryan Jones, Cal O’Reilly and Jed Ortmeyer to the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.

Jones played in 46 games for the Predators in 2008-09, posting 17 points (7g-10a) – all totals ranked first among the seven rookie skaters who played for the club this season. The Chatham, Ont., native posted 13 goals and nine assists in 25 games for the Admirals this year.

Ortmeyer has accumulated 23 points (10g-13a) in 55 games for Milwaukee this year and skated in a pair of contests with the Predators.

O’Reilly finished second on the Admirals roster with 69 points (13g-56a) in spite of missing the team’s last 12 games. He played in 11 games with Nashville this season, his first in the NHL, contributing five points (3g-2a).

The Admirals begin the 2009 Calder Cup Playoffs on Thursday night vs. the Rockford IceHogs at the Bradley Center.