Nashville Predators Send Down 2 Defensemen

The Nashville Predators have sent Kevin Gravel and Roland McKeown back down to the American Hockey League.

Gravel appeared in his first four NHL games since the 2019-20 season during this call-up. During them, he had zero points, a minus-3 rating, and seven hits. Overall, the 30-year-old was fairly quiet when called upon, but he did offer a bit of physicality. Now, he will be back with the Milwaukee Admirals. If injuries occur as the year goes on, perhaps another call-up could be in his future. 

McKeown, on the other hand, played in his first three NHL games since the 2017-18 season, where he had zero points and a minus-1 rating. Although the 26-year-old did not record a point, it's great that he was able to get himself back into the sport's most competitive league after so many years. Let's see if he gets another chance with Nashville later in the year. 

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