In his first NHL game Nashville Predators forward Miikka Salomaki (67), of Finland, celebrates his first goal against the Dallas Stars in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers)
Sanford Myers
January 09, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have reassigned forward Miika Salomaki (MEE-kah SA-loh-MA-kee) to the minors a day after he scored a goal in his NHL debut.

The Predators said Friday that Salomaki was going back to Milwaukee of the American Hockey League.

The 21-year-old from Finland scored off a rebound of his own shot on a breakaway in Nashville's 3-2 overtime win Thursday night against Dallas. He had four shots on net and a game-high seven hits.

Nashville activated forwards Taylor Beck and Matt Cullen off injured reserve, prompting Salomaki's move back to the minors.

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