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Craig Smith | Winger | #15

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 208
College: University of Wisconsin
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 4 (98) / NAS
Contract: view contract details

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Craig Smith (lower body) isn't in the lineup for Game 2 against St. Louis.
The injury forced Smith to miss Game 4 of the opening-round series against the Blackhawks and Game 1 against St. Louis. Smith has one assist in three games this postseason. Smith is considered day-to-day at this point. Apr 28 - 8:06 PM

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Craig Smith isn't expected to play Wednesday night because of a lower-body injury.

If that is the case then P. A. Parenteau will fill in again in his place. Smith has been sidelined since Apr. 17 after he was hurt in Game 3 against Chicago.
Apr 26 - 3:37 PM

Craig Smith (undisclosed) skated Wednesday morning.

He missed Game 4 against Chicago and didn't skate before Nashville's second-round series versus St. Louis until Wednesday morning. It's unclear what his status is going into Game 1 against the Blues.
Apr 26 - 1:00 PM

Despite warming up, Craig Smith was indeed scratched against Chicago for Game 4 on Thursday.

Consider him day-to-day, for now. In 22 career playoff games, he has three goals and nine points.
Apr 20 - 8:27 PM

Craig Smith (undisclosed) might play on Thursday in Game 4 against Chicago.

Smith appeared to be hurt in Game 3, but he was on the ice for the start of Nashville's optional morning skate before leaving early. If he is able to play then it will be alongside Pontus Aberg and Colton Sissons. We'll keep you posted on the official word.
Apr 20 - 6:38 PM

Craig Smith's status for Game 4 on Thursday night is unclear.

He left Monday's match in overtime with an apparent injury after he was tripped in the corner and fell awkwardly. Smith was on the ice with his teammates prior to Wednesday's practice, but left before it started.
Apr 20 - 12:09 PM

Craig Smith notched two goals and one assist in Thursday's 7-3 blowout win against Dallas.

It's been a disappointing season for Smith, but he has produced three goals and 12 points in the last 11 matches.
Apr 7 - 11:07 AM

Craig Smith returned to action on Saturday.

He didn't play on Thursday due to an upper-body injury. Smith had one goal and seven helpers in seven games prior to getting hurt. He didn't find the scoresheet in his return against Minnesota.
Apr 2 - 3:24 AM

Craig Smith won't play Thursday because of an upper-body injury.

Smith has posted 10 goals and 25 points along with 86 hits. Consider him day-to-day for the time being.
Mar 30 - 7:45 PM

Craig Smith scored his 10th of the year in a 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins on Tuesday.

Smith redirected a shot from Roman Josi to end a 25-game goalless drought and give him his eighth point in six games since returning from an undisclosed injury. If you're in need of an offensive boost during the fantasy playoffs, Smith might just be your guy. He is up to 10 goals and 25 points in 73 games this season.
Mar 28 - 10:13 PM

Craig Smith picked up two assists in his return to the lineup on Monday night.

He had the primary helper on both goals scored by defenseman Ryan Ellis in Nashville's 3-1 win against Arizona. Smith has struggled mightily this season and was a healthy scratch last Saturday. He has scored just four goals in his past 60 games.
Mar 21 - 11:32 AM

Confirming a previous report, Craig Smith is indeed returning to the lineup on Monday against Arizona.

Smith was a healthy scratch on Saturday and is set to play on a line with Mike Fisher and Colin Wilson. Smith has just 18 points in 68 games this season and should not be owned in any fantasy formats.
Mar 20 - 7:54 PM

Craig Smith appears as though he will be back in the lineup Monday night.

Smith was a healthy scratch on Saturday, but he skated on a line with Mike Fisher and Colin Wilson during Monday's morning session.
Mar 20 - 5:07 PM

For those lamenting over the scratching of Craig Smith Saturday against the Hurricanes, look at what he's done over the Predators' last 59 games.

Smith has scored only four goals in those 59 contests. Yes, you read that right. Four. For someone who gets as much playing time five-on-five and on the power play as Smith, that is beyond explanation. He is now in Matt Moulson, circa 2015-16, territory.
Mar 19 - 11:34 AM

Confirming an earlier note, Craig Smith won't play in Saturday's match with Carolina as he's replaced by Colin Wilson.

In 68 games this season, Smith has posted nine goals and 18 points with 83 hits.
Mar 18 - 6:34 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
7Pontus Aberg
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
3Marek Mazanec