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Eric Nystrom | Winger

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/14/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 193
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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. Mar 15 - 10:59 PM

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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.
Jan 25 - 2:45 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.
Jan 25 - 2:39 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

Eric Nystrom (head) will sit Thursday, but he may play Saturday.

Coach Barry Trotz sounded confident that Nystrom will be ready to play against the New York Rangers on Saturday night.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 04:16:00 PM

Eric Nystrom (head) is considered questionable for Thursday's game.

Nystrom has missed two straight games since he was hit behind the ear. He has five points and 26 penalty minutes in 19 games this season.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 06:36:00 PM

Eric Nystrom (upper body) will miss his second straight game on Tuesday.

Although it is being called an upper-body injury, what happened is he was hit behind the ear. "When you get knocked there, it affects your balance a little bit," coach Barry Trotz said. "He's fine. He's a tough kid, it won't affect him."
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 02:56:00 PM

Eric Nystrom won't play Saturday night after he was injured in a fight with Tanner Glass on Friday.

He has five points and 26 penalty minutes in 19 games this season. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 05:58:00 PM

The Nashville Predators had a successful weekend in Canada, beating the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday and, thanks in part to a short-handed goal by Eric Nystrom, beating the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Sunday.

Nystrom's goal was the first of the game, coming 20 seconds into the second period. Other scorers for Nashville Sunday were Matt Cullen (second) and Patric Hornqvist (first). Nystrom has three points, 18 hits and 16 PIMs in nine contests this year.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 10:28:00 PM

The NHL decided that Eric Nystrom won't get supplemental discipline for his hit on Daniel Briere from Saturday.

The league believes that the contact was accidental. Nystrom has been a solid fit for the Nashville Predators, even if he only has two points in eight games. His penalty minute potential (16 so far this season) is solid, yet probably not enough for serious consideration considering his career numbers.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 02:06:00 PM

Eric Nystrom is making a strong impression in training camp with Nashville.

Nystrom inked a four-year/$10 million contract with the Predators in July. "He's going to kill some penalties and move up and down on the left side a little bit," coach Barry Trotz said. "You can see him playing with some offensive players and giving them that backbone — that guy who is going to get to the net and create some of that havoc when we're funneling pucks there. Other times he might be in a pure checking role playing head-to-head against some top players to get them off their game." Nystrom might push the 200-hit mark in 2013-14, but he shouldn't get much more than 20 points.
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 10:27:00 AM

The Nashville Predators have signed Eric Nystrom to a four-year/$10 million contract.

Nystrom played for the Dallas Stars the last two seasons, scoring seven goals and 11 points last season and 16 goals and 21 points the previous year. Do not expect Nystrom to score a lot with the Predators and since he'll be a bottom six forward, he'll have little to no fantasy value.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 03:47:00 PM

Eric Nystrom scored the game-winning goal in Dallas’ 4-1 victory over Edmonton on Tuesday night.

The fourth-line left winger was surprisingly effective on Tuesday. Aside from scoring the go-ahead marker in the third, Nystrom finished with a plus-3 rating. Jaromir Jagr also added his fourth goal of the year later in the final frame.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 12:30:00 AM

Eric Nystrom has agreed to terms with the Stavanger Oilers.

The Oilers play in Norway's GET-ligaen. Nystrom had 16 goals and 21 points in 74 games with the Dallas Stars last season.
Fri, Nov 30, 2012 10:20:00 AM

Eric Nystrom (leg) returned to the Stars' lineup on Tuesday.

Nystrom was sidelined for three straight games because of a lacerated leg. He had a minus-one rating in 13:32 minutes of ice time.
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 10:45:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Olli Jokinen
2Mike Fisher
3Calle Jarnkrok
4Mike Ribeiro
5Colin Wilson
6Paul Gaustad
LW1Matt Cullen
2Viktor Stalberg
3Gabriel Bourque
4Simon Moser
RW1James Neal
2Craig Smith
3Eric Nystrom
4Derek Roy
5Richard Clune
6Filip Forsberg
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Seth Jones
4Mattias Ekholm
5Anton Volchenkov
6Victor Bartley
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton