Elliott penned a deal Thursday with AK Bars of the KHL. Elliott played just two games in the NHL for the Predators last season, spending the rest of the time in the minors with the Milwaukee Admirals. In 35 AHL contests, the blueliner tallied eight goals, five of which game on the power play. Despite his abilities on the man advantage, the 25-year-old was unable to secure a long-term deal with Nashville and will head overseas to continue his professional career.
Elliott was reassigned to AHL Milwaukee on Tuesday, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports. Elliott's demotion indicates that Ryan Ellis (upper body) is likely ready to return to game action. The 25-year-old blueliner registered two shots on goal and two hits over two games during his brief stay with the big club.
Elliott was recalled on an emergency basis from the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL on Wednesday. Wednesday's recall is Elliott's first since Nashville acquired him on Jan. 15, and it comes after Ryan Ellis suffered an upper-body injury during Tuesday's game. Elliott has played 82 games in his NHL career, scoring 24 points.
Elliot was acquired in a trade for Victor Bartley on Friday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports. Friday was an eventful one for Elliott, who first cleared waivers and was assigned to AHL Springfield. Then came the news that Elliott had been traded to Nashville, where there is a good chance he can revive his career. The Predators have a reputation for getting the best out of their defensemen, and Elliott will be trying to recapture the form that saw him score 13 points in 39 games as a 20-year old rookie in 2011-12.
Elliott has been waived by the Coyotes, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports. Elliott drew the short straw Wednesday with the Coyotes claiming Kevin Connauton off waivers from the Blue Jackets. Despite a current second-place standing in the Pacific Division, the Coyotes have a minus-8 goal differential and it's clear that they need more help defensively. Elliott's game is more concentrated on offense, so he didn't fit in as well as Connauton could with his stocky, 6-foot-2, 200-pound frame in front of the net.
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