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Teemu Laakso | Defenseman

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/27/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
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Teemu Laakso generated a goal and an assist in a 4-0 win for Severstal Cherepovets over Atlant.
He has five points in 11 KHL contests. Laakso signed on to play in Russia back in June after spending the majority of the 2011-12 campaign in the minors with Milwaukee. Tue, Oct 2, 2012 02:26:00 PM

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Teemu Laakso, who cleared waivers Friday afternoon, has been sent to the minors.

Laakso has no points and eight penalty minutes in nine contests with Nashville in 2011-12. He has displayed some offensive upside at the AHL level, but we don't expect him to have any fantasy value over the next couple of years.
Fri, Dec 2, 2011 07:24:00 PM

Teemu Laakso went unclaimed on waivers.

Laakso will probably head to the minors, although that hasn't been confirmed. He has no points and eight penalty minutes in nine games with the Predators this season.
Fri, Dec 2, 2011 12:37:00 PM

The Nashville Predators have activated defenseman Teemu Laakso (back) from the injured reserve list and placed him on waivers.

If Laakso passes through waivers, he could be sent to Milwaukee of the AHL. He has been out for three weeks after having a cyst removed from his back. He has no fantasy value.
Fri, Dec 2, 2011 12:10:00 PM

Teemu Laakso (back) isn't expected to return Monday.

Laakso has missed eight straight games due to a cyst that needed to be removed. He might return on Tuesday.
Mon, Nov 28, 2011 11:25:00 AM

Teemu Laakso (back) might be available for Monday or Tuesday's game.

That being said, Predators coach Barry Trotz isn't sure whether Laakso will travel with the team to Edmonton on Monday and Calgary on Tuesday, so Laakso might not play even if he's healthy. He has no points and eight penalty minutes in nine games this season.
Sat, Nov 26, 2011 02:54:00 PM

Teemu Laakso (back) will miss Thursday's game against Toronto.

Laakso recently had a cyst removed from his back. He has no fantasy value this season.
Thu, Nov 17, 2011 11:03:00 AM

Teemu Laakso is out for a few days after having a cyst removed from his back.

Laakso has no points in nine games this season. He isn't expected to have any fantasy value this season.
Sat, Nov 12, 2011 11:26:00 AM

The Nashville Predators have re-signed defenseman Teemu Laakso to a one-year, two-way contract.

He will earn $675,000 at the NHL level and $105,000 at the AHL level. Laakso has spent most of his career with Milwaukee of the AHL but has managed to play eight games in the NHL, with nary a point. The 23-year-old is still highly regarded and could get a chance to play with the Predators in the 2011-12 season.
Thu, Jun 16, 2011 08:37:00 AM

The Nashville Predators have recalled defenseman Teemu Laakso from Milwaukee of the AHL.

The Predators have been going with six defensemen so Laakso gives them some depth on the blueline. He is unlikely to get into the Nashville lineup barring an injury to a blueliner.
Thu, Apr 28, 2011 08:28:00 AM

Teemu Laakso was sent back down to the AHL on Friday.

Laakso was called up on an emergency basis. He did not see any game time. He will report to Milwaukee of the AHL immediately.
Sat, Mar 12, 2011 11:04:00 AM

The Nashville Predators have recalled Teemu Laakso from the minors.

The defenseman was recalled when Kevin Klein took a puck off his skate in the previous game. Klein was questionable but played, making Laakso a healthy scratch. He should return to Milwaukee on Friday.
Fri, Mar 11, 2011 08:19:00 AM

Teemu Laakso was called up from the minors on Saturday October 23.

Laakso saw little action in the 1-0 win over Dallas as he played only 2:43 minutes. The Predators dressed seven defensemen as a couple of players were suffering from the flu although they managed to play on Saturday. "We have a cou­ple of guys who are suf­fe­ring from it, so we thought we would be a little safe in that area," coach Barry Trotz said. "I think every­body is OK, but we will make that deci­sion around game time." Look for Laakso, who has four assists in five AHL games this season, to return to the minors.
Sun, Oct 24, 2010 02:18:00 AM

The Nashville Predators have re-signed defenseman Teemu Laakso to a two-way contract.

The deal is for one year and is worth $600,000 while Laakso is in the NHL. The 22-year-old played in seven NHL games last season with Nashville without a point and played 46 games in the AHL with Milwaukee, garnering four goals and 13 points. Look for the youngster to split the season between Nashville and Milwaukee next season.
Fri, Jul 2, 2010 08:20:00 AM

Teemu Laakso was sent down to the minors on Tuesday.

Laakso earned a minus-2 rating and no points in seven games with the Predators. He has no fantasy value.
Wed, Oct 21, 2009 09:36:00 AM

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