Predators, Rangers exchange minor league forwards

The Nashville Predators and New York Rangers traded minor league

forwards Saturday.

The Predators traded right wing Andreas Thuresson for forward

Brodie Dupont. Both are restricted free agents with little NHL

experience.

It was the first personnel move for the Predators, who lost

forwards Marcel Goc and Joel Ward on Friday, the first day of free

agency.

Thuresson has been with Milwaukee of the AHL for most of the

past four seasons. In 25 career games for Nashville, including 22

in the 2009-10 season, he has one goal and two assists. Thuresson

was pointless in three games last season with the Predators.

Dupont was third in scoring and assists for Connecticut last

season and made his NHL debut, appearing in one game for the

Rangers.