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Nick Bonino | Center | #13

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 196
College: Boston University
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 6 (173) / SJ
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Nick Bonino's lower-body injury is going to sidelined him for a couple of weeks, according to agent Peter Fish.
Bonino missed Tuesday's contest and the Predators have described him as day-to-day. He has a goal in five contests this season. Oct 18 - 5:39 PM

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Nick Bonino (undisclosed) didn't play Tuesday night.

The Predators did not update his status, so consider him day-to-day for now. Bonino was seen wearing a brace on his left ankle Monday after he left Saturday's game against Chicago. Frederick Gaudreau was called up to replace him in the lineup.
Oct 18 - 10:48 AM

Nick Bonino (undisclosed) didn't practice Monday.

Bonino is "undergoing further evaluation" after he didn't finish Saturday's game against Chicago. He appeared to be limping afterward, but the Predators didn't update his status.
Oct 16 - 1:35 PM

Nick Bonino got his first goal with the Predators on Tuesday night.

Bonino also had four shots, two blocks and a plus-2 rating in Nashville's 6-5 victory over Philadelphia. He didn't have a point in his first two outings this year.
Oct 11 - 9:53 AM

Nick Bonino (broken tibia) is on the Predators' active roster.

It's all-but certain that Bonino is fine for the Predators' season opener on Thursday. Look for him to play on a line with Scott Hartnell and Kevin Fiala.
Oct 5 - 4:56 PM

Nick Bonino's Nashville debut is expected to come in Thursday's regular-season opener.

He missed the entire preseason, while recovering from a broken tibia, but he barring any setbacks he feels good and ready to play against Boston. Bonino decided to rest rather than play in Saturday's preseason finale. He may play between Scott Hartnell and Kevin Fiala on the team's second line.
Oct 2 - 6:46 PM

The reports that Nick Bonino (broken tibia) would not play in any preseason games may have been premature.

Bonino was on the ice skating Sunday and was active in drills. The two-way pivot seems to be ahead of his original recovery schedule from a broken leg sustained in last season's playoffs. That's good news for the Predators and Bonino owners everywhere.
Sep 17 - 11:27 AM

Nick Bonino, who sustained a broken left tibia in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, isn't expected to play in any preseason contests.

Bonino might still be able to join the Predators for the season opener though. He signed a four-year, $16.4 million contract with Nashville on July 1. When he's healthy he'll likely slot in as the team's second-line center.
Sep 7 - 3:58 PM

Nick Bonino elected not to have surgery from the broken left tibia he sustained in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Bonino was seen wearing a walking boot on Thursday, but he is making progress in his recovery. He signed a four-year, $16.4 million contract with the Predators on July 1, which potentially sets him up as the team's second-line center. "I'm not coming here thinking I'll be the guy to bring (a Stanley Cup)," Bonino said. "I'm just coming here to help a team that was really good the last few years maybe get a little better, and do anything I can to help."
Jul 7 - 5:03 AM

There is a very good chance that Nick Bonino could slot in as the Predators' second line center next season.

Although in Pittsburgh he played behind Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, Bonino could line up up just behind Ryan Johansen on the Nashville depth chart especially if Mike Fisher retires and Colton Sissons and Calle Jarnkrork play on the wing. Keep an eye on Bonino's role during training camp.
Jul 2 - 12:19 PM

Nick Bonino has inked a four-year, $16.4 million deal with the Nashville Predators.

This is a huge signing for the Preds as Mike Fisher is likely headed to retirement and the team needed a strong two-way pivot to replace him. Bonino registered 37 points in 80 games and will be a very useful addition, especially in the playoffs where he tends to shine.
Jul 1 - 12:29 PM

Nick Bonino will reportedly be signing with the Nashville Predators, per TSN's Darren Dreger.

Dreger points out that he'll be signing a four-year deal to go to Nashville. This is a good signing by the Preds, as Bonino is one of the better two-way centers available on the free-agent market. After winning back-to-back Stanley Cups as Pittsburgh's number three center, Bonino will now have the opportunity to go to a good team and be second on the depth chart. The 29-year-old had 18 goals and 37 points in 80 games with the Pens last season.
Jul 1 - 11:22 AM

It looks like the Pittsburgh Penguins won't be able to bring back Nick Bonino.

Bonino had 18 goals and 37 points in 80 games last season. "I've stayed in touch with the agent to kind of stay in the loop, just to see where he felt this was going," Penguins GM Jim Rutherford said. "It would appear that he will go to another team." The Penguins had interest in bringing back their third line center, but they were likely priced out of the market due to their cap situation.
Jul 1 - 4:35 AM

The Penguins would like to bring back pending unrestricted free agent Nick Bonino.

Pittsburgh told their free agents to test the market and if they can match the contract offers then they will. If the Penguins can't re-sign Bonino then they will look for a bottom-six center in free agency.
Jun 24 - 10:26 AM

Nick Bonino broke his leg in Game 2 but continued to play.

Reminiscent of Bobby Baun in the Stanley Cup Final of 1964, Bonino blocked a shot in the first period, broke his leg completely and then managed to play the last two periods as well. He could not play in the remainder of the series (unlike Baun who took a painkiller and played in Game 7 against Detroit after scoring the overtime winner in Game 6 on the broken leg) but was on the ice trying to skate before the team determined he could not go. "A little bit crazy, yeah," Bonino admitted. "The tibia was cracked all the way through. I think people assumed when I tried it, it was getting better, but it was getting worse. I just wanted to see if there was one chance to do it, we would try. Put a lot of medicine into it and wasn't able to push off like I wanted to." That's a hockey player!
Jun 12 - 9:16 AM

Depth Charts

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