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Vernon Fiddler | Center | #83

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (36) / 5/9/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 205
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Vernon Fiddler got back in the lineup on Thursday.
He logged 12:06 of ice time in a 3-1 win over Calgary in his first appearance since Mar. 7. Fiddler had been dealing with an upper-body injury during that time filled in for injured center Mike Fisher on Thursday. Mar 24 - 3:25 AM

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Vernon Fiddler (upper body) centered the fourth line at practice on Wednesday.

He hasn't been in the lineup since Mar. 7. Fiddler has one goal in 14 games with the Predators since he was acquired from New Jersey.
Mar 22 - 1:31 PM

Vernon Fiddler, Anthony Bitetto and Brad Hunt will be scratched against the Hurricanes on Saturday.

Fiddler has posted just one goal with 10 blocks, 13 hits and 21 hits in 14 games this season. Bitetto meanwhile has picked up four helpers along with 20 hits, 21 PIMs and 34 hits in 22 games this season.
Mar 18 - 3:41 PM

Vernon Fiddler, Anthony Bitetto and Brad Hunt will be scratched against the Capitals on Thursday.

Through 14 games in his second twirl with Nashville, Fiddler has posted a goal with 10 blocks, 13 hits and 21 PIMs. Bitetto meanwhile has picked up four helpers along with 20 hits, 21 PIMs and 34 hits in 22 games this season.
Source: Katie Brown
Mar 16 - 6:22 PM

Vernon Fiddler will serve as a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Winnipeg Jets.

Fiddler is a good defensive forward, but he doesn't bring much to the table in terms of offense. This will be his third consecutive game in the press box. He has two goals and two assists in 53 games with the Devils and Preds this season. Brad Hunt, Kevin Fiala, Matt Irwin and Harry Zolnierczyk are also all out tonight.
Mar 13 - 8:07 PM

Vernon Fiddler finally scored his first goal during his second stint with the Predators on Sunday as they beat the Oilers, 5-4.

It only took 10 games but then again, it's his second goal and fourth point of the season through 49 combined games with Nashville and New Jersey.
Feb 26 - 9:49 PM

Vernon Fiddler is expected to make his season debut with the Predators on Tuesday night.

He was acquired from New Jersey on Saturday in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2017. "It's been great," said Fiddler. "I got the news a couple days ago there, and I'm very excited to be back. My career started here and I had lots of great memories. I'm looking forward to making some more." He is slated to center the fourth line between Cody McLeod and Austin Watson.
Feb 7 - 4:56 PM

The Predators reacquired Vernon Fiddler from the Devils on Saturday in exchange for a fourth round pick in 2017.

Fiddler had been riding the pine for the Devils since the All-Star break. Through 39 games he picked up three points along with 42 hits. Fiddler began his career in Nashville as an undrafted free agent. He skated in 305 games from 2002-2010 picking up 93 points before signing with Phoenix. Fiddler is on a one-year deal worth $1.25M.
Feb 4 - 6:49 PM

The Devils activated Vernon Fiddler from injured reserve on Saturday.

He missed the last 12 games with a lower body injury. Through 35 games played this season he has managed three points along with 25 PIMs and 41 blocks.
Jan 21 - 4:24 PM

Vernon Fiddler is a "possibility" to play Saturday versus Philadelphia.

He has missed the last 12 games with a lower-body injury, but could available to return versus the Flyers, according to John Hynes said.
Jan 21 - 8:55 AM

Vernon Fiddler (lower body) feels he's getting close to returning.

Fiddler isn't expected to return on Saturday though. He last played on Dec. 27.
Jan 20 - 11:48 AM

Vernon Fiddler (lower body) practiced with New Jersey Saturday but will miss his 10th straight game Sunday.

Fiddler has been out of the New Jersey lineup since December 27. He has only three points in 35 games so it's unlikely that you have even noticed in your fantasy league.
Jan 15 - 9:23 AM

Vernon Fiddler (lower body) will sit for a seventh straight game Monday night.

He may be able to resume practices by the end of the week. Fiddler hasn't played since Dec. 27 because of a lower-body injury, but he has been skating on his own.
Jan 9 - 6:03 PM

Vernon Fiddler will miss three-to-four weeks because of a lower-body injury.

He has been placed on injured reserve after he was hurt Tuesday night versus Pittsburgh. Fiddler has three points and 25 penalty minutes in 35 games this year.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 06:25:00 PM

Vernon Fiddler (lower body) is good to play on Thursday.

Fiddler was originally regarded as questionable, but he won't end up missing any playing time. He has a goal and three points in 32 contests in 2016-17.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 12:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Johansen
2Mike Fisher
3Vernon Fiddler
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Colton Sissons
LW1Colin Wilson
2Kevin Fiala
3Austin Watson
4Cody McLeod
5Harry Zolnierczyk
6Miikka Salomaki
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3P. A. Parenteau
4Viktor Arvidsson
5Craig Smith
D1P.K. Subban
2Roman Josi
3Ryan Ellis
4Mattias Ekholm
5Anthony Bitetto
6Matt Irwin
7Brad Hunt
8Yannick Weber
G1Pekka Rinne
2Juuse Saros