The Nashville Predators reassigned center Colin Wilson and defenseman Alexander Sulzer to Milwaukee, the team announced Monday.
For Wilson, who had a goal and an assist in four games since being recalled last Tuesday, the move provides him an opportunity to continue to play during the NHL’s Olympic break. Milwaukee has five games scheduled for the remainder of this month.
The 2008 first-round draft pick has 29 points in 35 games for Milwaukee, including 24 points (nine goals, 15 assists) in his last 17 appearances, and four points (two goals, two assists) in 14 NHL games.
For Sulzer, who will compete for Germany at the Olympics, the move is an indication that Nashville officials expect defenseman Cody Franson (broken rib) to return following the Olympic break.
Sulzer has four goals and 15 assists in 19 games at Milwaukee.
The Predators return from the Olympic break March 2 at home against Edmonton.