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Eric Nystrom | Winger

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/14/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 193
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Eric Nystrom (lower body) took part in Thursday's morning skate.
However, he isn't expected to play in Game 5. Nystrom has been sidelined since Mar. 3 because of a lower-body injury. Apr 23 - 2:34 PM

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Eric Nystrom (lower body) wasn't on the ice for the Predators' practice on Friday.

It would be surprising if Nystrom ended up playing in Game 2 on Friday. He hasn't participated in a contest since March 3.
Apr 17 - 6:04 PM

Eric Nystrom will not be ready to begin the playoffs.

Coach Laviolette said that Nystrom, "remains further out" in his recovery from the lower body injury that's kept the veteran forward out for five weeks now. Nystrom has seen 13 combined playoff games with the Flames between 2007-09, scoring two goals and four points on 12 shots with one game-winner.
Apr 12 - 6:34 PM

Eric Nystrom's lower-body injury will cost him four weeks.

There's only five weeks left in the regular season, so at this point a best case scenario would probably be Nystrom getting in a couple more contests before the playoffs start. He has seven goals and 12 points in 60 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 6 - 2:20 PM

Eric Nystrom (lower body) is not expected to play in Saturday's game against Winnipeg.

He sat out Thursday's contest versus the Islanders after he was injured on Tuesday. Coach Peter Laviolette said that Nystrom is "under evaluation."
Mar 6 - 11:18 AM

Eric Nystrom suffered a lower-body injury in the second period of Tuesday's 3-1 loss to New Jersey.

He wasn't able to return after he crashed into the boards. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Mar 4 - 1:15 PM

Eric Nystrom will return to Nashville's lineup Tuesday against Montreal.

He missed the previous five games due to an upper body injury, however the Long Island native has just five goals and eight points on the season through 39 games. Nystrom cannot be recommended for your squad.
Jan 20 - 7:16 PM

Eric Nystrom (upper body) skated with Paul Gaustad and Taylor Beck during Monday's practice.

He's been on injured reserve since Jan. 8, but it looks like he's closer to returning to the lineup now. However, it isn't clear when he'll be ready to return.
Jan 20 - 4:36 PM

Eric Nystrom (undisclosed) has been put on injured reserve.

He registered an assist and logged 12:50 of ice time in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Carolina. Nystrom has nine points in 39 matches this year.
Jan 8 - 1:42 PM

Eric Nystrom has been great offensively for the Predators early into the 2014-15 campaign.

He produced a goal and two assists in Saturday's win over Dallas after he scored the game winner against Ottawa in Nashville's regular season opener. Nystrom and Paul Gaustad have been hot out of the gate, but their offensive outburts are unlikely to last.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 10:09:00 AM

Eric Nystrom recorded the game-winning goal for Nashville in a 3-2 win over Ottawa.

The Predators scored all three goals in the third period and Nystrom's marker gave them a 3-1 lead. Nystrom had a plus-2 rating and one shot in 11:24 of ice time, but he managed to make an impact in Game 1 of the season.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 12:09:00 PM

Eric Nystrom potted the only goal for the Predators in their 4-1 loss Saturday night against the Blues.

Nystrom's goal was his 13th of the season, good for a three-way tie for fourth on the team. With a strong finish, Nystrom could top his career-high of 16 goals he attained in the 2011-12 season. Colton Sissons and Paul Gaustad got the assists.
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 10:59:00 PM

Eric Nystrom's four goal game Friday night came against the team that drafted him--the Flames.

Who says players don't want to do well against teams that discarded them? It was Nystrom's first career NHL hat trick and four-goal game. His previous high was a two-goal contest when he was playing for Calgary. Nystrom seemed to be much more focussd on the fact that the Predators lost the game than on his individual performance. "A lot of good memories here," Nystrom said. "This is where my career started, I have the utmost respect for this organization and coming in here and playing in front of these fans, they're really great fans, it's just frustrating that we let that one slip away." Nystrom has been a nice surprise for the Preds but he really isn't fantasy relevant.
Sat, Jan 25, 2014 02:45:00 PM

Eric Nystrom had the best night of his NHL career scoring all four Predators' goals in Friday night's 5-4 shootout loss to the Flames.

Yes, you read that right. Too bad Calgary rallied late to force the game into overtime and then won it on a Sean Monahan goal in the fourth round of the shootout. Nystrom now has 11 goals and four assists in 50 games this season. Matt Cullen and Roman Josi each assisted on two goals in the loss.
Sat, Jan 25, 2014 02:39:00 AM

Forward Eric Nystrom returned to the Nashville lineup Saturday night after missing three games with an upper-body injury.

Nystrom had two shots on net and two hits in the Preds' 2-0 loss to the visiting New York Rangers.
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 11:12:00 PM

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C1Mike Ribeiro
2Mike Fisher
3Calle Jarnkrok
4Paul Gaustad
LW1Colin Wilson
2Gabriel Bourque
3Cody Hodgson
4Eric Nystrom
5Austin Watson
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3Craig Smith
4Viktor Arvidsson
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Seth Jones
4Ryan Ellis
5Barret Jackman
6Mattias Ekholm
7Victor Bartley
8Anthony Bitetto
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton