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Craig Smith | Winger | #15

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 had a high-ankle sprain in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Smith skated in just 10 games during Nashville's postseason run and he contributed three points. He scored one goal despite recording 21 shots on target. Jun 14 - 3:41 PM

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Craig Smith has accounted for two of his three points in the playoffs in the last two games.

He earned an assist in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night after he scored his first goal of the postseason on Saturday. Smith has been limited to just eight appearances during Nashville's playoff run because of injuries.
Jun 6 - 5:41 PM

Craig Smith scored his first of the playoffs on Saturday.

Smith missed over three weeks of action in May with a lower body injury and returned to the lineup for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final after being out for all of Round 3 against Anaheim as well as plenty of earlier action. He has two points in seven games thus far after his unassisted effort Saturday.
Jun 4 - 7:46 AM

Craig Smith logged just 11:21 of ice time in his return to the lineup on Monday night.

Smith was playing in his first game since May 7 because of a lower-body injury. He has registered one assist in five playoff matches this year.
May 30 - 10:40 AM

Craig Smith could play alongside Calle Jarnkrok and Colin Wilson on Monday night versus Pittsburgh.

He joined that combination for Sunday's practice. Smith appears to be on track to return from a lower-body injury and play in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. He has been sidelined since Game 1 of Round 2 against St. Louis.
May 29 - 11:42 AM

Craig Smith (lower body) is expected to be able to play in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, according to Predators coach Peter Laviolette.

Predators GM David Poile also recently expressed optimism about Smith's availability. Smith has an assist in four playoff games this year. He last played on May 7.
May 28 - 2:45 PM

Craig Smith (lower body) might be ready to play Monday night in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Predators GM David Poile is optimistic that Smith will be OK to play. He hasn't been in the lineup since May 7 because of a lower-body injury.
May 24 - 6:21 PM

Craig Smith (undisclosed) will miss Game 6 Monday night.

Smith last played on May 7. He has an assist in four postseason games.
May 22 - 8:07 PM

Craig Smith (undisclosed) won't suit up in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final on Thursday night.

Smith has been skating, but he's still not ready to return to the lineup. He's played in just one of Nashville's last 10 playoff games. Smith remains day-to-day.
May 18 - 7:57 PM

Craig Smith (undisclosed) took part in the morning skate, but probably won't be ready to play on Tuesday night in Game 3 versus Anaheim.

He stayed on the ice late after the session ended, which is a pretty good indication that he won't play. Smith has been limited to four playoff appearances this year because of injury and he hasn't been in the lineup since May 7.
May 16 - 3:45 PM

Craig Smith is expected to be a healthy scratch in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final against Anaheim on Friday night.

Smith suited up in Game 6 against the Blues after missing six games with a lower-body injury. But with Pontus Aberg ready to return from injury, it looks like Smith will be the one to sit. Brad Hunt, Mikka Salomaki, Anthony Bitetto, Marek Mazanec, P.A. Parenteau and Harry Zolnierczyk will also sit tonight.
May 12 - 8:48 PM

Craig Smith (lower body) is back for Game 6 on Sunday.

Smith hasn't been able to play since April 17. He's projected to play alongside Mike Fisher and Colton Sissons.
May 7 - 3:16 PM

Craig Smith (lower body) won't suit up in Game 5 against the St. Louis Blues.

The injury has kept him out of the last five games of the postseason. Smith has one assist in three games during the postseason. He may be able to return to the lineup if the Preds make it to round three.
May 5 - 7:36 PM

Craig Smith (lower body) skated again Tuesday morning, but he isn't likely to play in Game 4 against St. Louis.

Smith has been on the sidelines since Game 3 versus Chicago in Round 1 of the postseason.
May 2 - 5:18 PM

Craig Smith (lower body) took part in Monday's optional skate.

He has been sidelined since Apr. 17 with a lower-body injury. Smith has one assist in three appearances this playoffs.
May 1 - 4:41 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
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