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Scott Hartnell | Winger | #17

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (35) / 4/18/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (6) / NAS
Contract: view contract details

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Scott Hartnell (lower body) returned to the lineup Wednesday at Vancouver after missing 13 games due to a lower-body injury.
Hartnell made his presence felt against the Canucks, posting a plus-1 rating, a blocked shot, a hit and a game misconduct for his part in a fracas in the third period involving teammate P.K. Subban and Vancouver's Jake Virtanen. It appears safe to get him back into the active fantasy lineup, especially in pools rewarding PIM. Dec 14 - 1:49 AM

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It looks like Scott Hartnell (lower body) will indeed make his return on Wednesday.

Hartnell had been termed as a game-time decision, but the Predators have taken him off the injured reserve list. If he does play Wednesday night, his probable linemates are Colton Sissons and Austin Watson.
Dec 13 - 6:00 PM

Scott Hartnell (lower body) is regarded as a game-time decision on Wednesday.

Hartnell participated in Wednesday's practice. He was on a line with Colton Sissons and Austin Watson during the morning skate, so if he does return it will probably be on that unit. Hartnell has seven points and 20 penalty minutes in 16 contests in 2017-18.
Dec 13 - 3:16 PM

Scott Hartnell (lower body) skated on Monday morning.

Hartnell was on a line with Colton Sissons and Austin Watson during the session. It's unclear when he will be ready to return to action, but Wednesday night could be a possibility.
Dec 11 - 1:47 PM

Scott Hartnell (lower body) could return to the Preds lineup sometime next week.

The Predators will be heading out on a three-game Western Canadian road trip to Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary, and Hartnell could be back for one of those games. He's been out of the lineup since Nov. 11.
Dec 9 - 10:08 AM

Scott Hartnell (lower body) has been put on injured reserve.

Hartnell is projected to miss three-to-five weeks with a lower-body injury. He was injured on Saturday, Nov. 11 against Pittsburgh.
Nov 14 - 12:49 PM

Scott Hartnell is "out right now" with a lower-body injury, per coach Peter Laviolette.

Hartnell should be considered day-to-day for the time being. He was injured on Saturday against Pittsburgh.
Nov 13 - 1:34 PM

Scott Hartnell sustained an undisclosed injury during Saturday's game.

Hartnell only played in three first period shifts. Predators coach Peter Laviolette didn't provide an update on his status after the contest, so consider Hartnell day-to-day for now. He has four goals and seven points in 16 contests this season.
Nov 12 - 7:30 AM

Scott Hartnell tallied a pair of goals in Tuesday's 6-5 win over Philadelphia.

Hartnell scored his second marker of the season in the second period. Nashville built a 3-0 lead shortly later, but then the Flyers scored the next five goals. The Predators came back in the third and Hartnell scored the game-tying goal at the 18:43 mark on the power play. He has worked in front of the net with the man advantage and has averaged 15:43 of ice time per game, which is nearly four minutes more than he had last year with Columbus.
Oct 11 - 9:42 AM

Ryan Johansen is thrilled to have Scott Hartnell on the Predators.

"I really believe it's going to be a huge, huge addition," said Johansen. "I think (it's) going to be a huge benefit bringing him in here. ... I've seen him do it for a few years in Columbus, and now coming in here, he wants to prove to everybody that he's still got it. Talking to him and knowing him pretty well, he's pretty excited." Johansen played on a line with Hartnell in Columbus three seasons ago. They may not see much time together in 2017-18, but Hartnell still has a chance to land a top-six role on the team.
Sep 22 - 9:37 AM

Look for Scott Hartnell to get plenty of power-play ice time in Nashville this upcoming season.

He will provide a net presence the Preds have lacked since the departure of Patric Hornqvist. Hartnell will likely line up on the Predators' third line, although with the loss of James Neal and Colin Wilson, a second-line job is a possibility. We believe the 35-year-old Hartnell still has something left in the tank, and with good health, can register 50 points.
Jul 2 - 12:13 PM

The Predators have signed Scott Hartnell to a one-year, $1 million contract.

This is an interesting signing as Hartnell has seen his NHL and fantasy stock fall over the last few seasons in Columbus. That said, we suspect the gritty forward still has some gas left in the tank and he could surprise in Nashville. Hartnell played for the Preds from 2000-2007 and going back to a familiar place could be helpful to him in trying to resurrect his career. We wouldn't be surprised if he significantly bettered the 37 points in 78 games he registered in 2016-17 making him a nice bargain signing.
Jul 1 - 2:06 PM

Scott Hartnell appears to be leaving Columbus on about as good terms as possible given that the last two seasons of his contract have been bought out.

"I think it was mutually beneficial for us to part ways," Hartnell said. "They’re going in a different way, they’re going younger, and they have some young studs coming up. They wanted to go that direction. I can’t say a bad thing about Columbus. It’s probably a city I’ll come back to after hockey. It’s such good living. People are great. I made some really good friends outside of hockey, too." The 35-year-old forward plans to test the UFA market when it opens on July 1. He can still provide a mixture of grit and skill and should be able to attract interest from other NHL clubs.
Jun 30 - 4:17 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets decided to buyout Scott Hartnell's contract.

Hartnell had two seasons left on his six-year, $28.5 million contract. He had 13 goals, 37 points, and 63 penalty minutes in 78 contests in 2016-17 despite seeing his ice time reduced to a mere 12:04 minutes per contest. "On behalf of our organization, I want to thank Scott for his contributions to the Blue Jackets over the past three seasons and wish him well in the future," said Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen. "Moves like this are never easy, but with our current organizational depth at the position it is something we believe is in the best interest of our club moving forward." The 35-year-old should be able to secure another NHL contract with a new club.
Jun 29 - 2:08 PM

Scott Hartnell reportedly hasn't been told of any plans to buy out his contract.

Columbus didn't ask Hartnell to waive his no-movement clause either, so it looks like the Blue Jackets are comfortable using a spot on their protected list on Hartnell. That might be a sign that Columbus and Vegas has already worked out a trade that would guarantee that the Golden Knights are taking a specific player in exchange for some compensation.
Jun 15 - 4:31 PM

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C1Ryan Johansen
2Kyle Turris
3Nick Bonino
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Colton Sissons
LW1Filip Forsberg
2Kevin Fiala
3Scott Hartnell
4Cody McLeod
RW1Viktor Arvidsson
2Craig Smith
3Austin Watson
4Miikka Salomaki
5Pontus Aberg
D1Roman Josi
2P.K. Subban
3Mattias Ekholm
4Matt Irwin
5Alexei Emelin
6Yannick Weber
7Anthony Bitetto
8Ryan Ellis
G1Pekka Rinne
2Juuse Saros