Nashville defenseman Mattias Ekholm, who is a restricted free agent, has registered for salary arbitration.
Mattias Ekholm went from potential goat to hero in Sweden's quarterfinal victory against Belarus.
Mattias Ekholm dressed Sunday after he was a healthy scratch for Nashville's previous three contests.
Nashville Predators reassign Mattias Ekholm to AHL Milwaukee.
Mattias Ekholm is projected to make his season debut on Monday.
Mattias Ekholm has an excellent chance to crack into the Nashville lineup once the lockout is over.
Mattias Ekholm registered a goal in Milwaukee's 3-2 triumph over Grand Rapids on Sunday.
Mattias Ekholm is projected to play the 2012-13 season in North American after he was returned to the Swedish Elite League last year following a brief introduction to the NHL.
The Predators returned Mattias Ekholm to Brynas of the Swedish Elite League for the balance of the season.
Coach Barry Trotz was a lot nicer in his comments about rookie defenseman Mattias Ekholm on Friday.
Coach Barry Trotz was not at all pleased with the game defenseman Mattias Ekholm played on Thursday.
Mattias Ekholm might make his NHL debut on Thursday.
Mattias Ekholm has signed a three-year, entry-level deal with the Nashville Predators.