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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
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After sitting for a game, Craig Smith will return to the Predators' lineup on Thursday against the Flames.
Through 42 games the veteran forward has seven goals and 14 points along with 24 PIMs and 55 hits. Jan 19 - 8:35 PM

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Craig Smith is a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Vancouver Canucks.

Smith has scored 21, 23 and 24 goals in each of the last three seasons, but he's managed to find the back of the net just seven times in 42 games in 2016-17. He has just one goal in his last 24 contests. Brad hunt, who the Preds claimed on waivers from St. Louis, is also watching the game from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 17 - 10:29 PM

Craig Smith scored a goal in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Florida Panthers.

Smith tied the game at one at the 5:03 mark of the third period. Mike Ribeiro and Filip Forsberg picked up the assists on Nashville's only goal. Smith finished the game with three shots on goal and four hits in 15:51 of ice time. The 27-year-old has seven goals and seven assists in 38 games.
Jan 6 - 11:25 PM

Craig Smith put an end to an eight-game goalless drought Wednesday night.

He recorded his sixth goal of the season in a 5-2 win over Dallas. Smith has picked up three points in his last four appearances.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 09:55:00 AM

Craig Smith scored again in the Preds 3-2 shootout loss to Arizona on Thursday.

Smith scored his third goal in two games and fifth of the campaign. Smith was a minus-1 on the night but did add three shots on goal and three hits with one blocked shot. Matt Irwin scored the other goal for the Preds while P.K. Subban picked up an assist in the game as well.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 03:04:00 AM

Craig Smith scored twice in Nashville's 5-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche Tuesday night.

In one fell swoop, Smith doubled his points total with this performance. He scored the first and final goals of the night at the 1:33 minute mark of the first and at 13:18 in the third, respectively. This was Smith's most productive performance thus far with four shots on goal and the win. Last year, Smith scored 37 points on 21 goals and 16 assists.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 11:45:00 PM

Craig Smith scored in Nashville's 3-2 overtime loss to Los Angeles on Thursday night.

It marked the first time in seven games that the Predators scored the first goal of the game. Smith has two goals on 14 shots in six appearances this year.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 11:12:00 AM

Craig Smith (illness) returned to action on Wednesday in a 6-1 loss to Anaheim.

He saw 18:12 of ice time in his first game back from food poisoning. Smith has one goal in five contests this season.
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 03:32:00 AM

Craig Smith will miss Saturday's match with Pittsburgh due to illness.

There's a bit of food poisoning going around the locker room all at once, unfortunately. But it's better than being injured. Smith will be back in no time.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 08:02:00 PM

Craig Smith left Friday's game against the Red Wings because of an illness.

The bug seems to be passing through the Preds locker room, as Ryan Johansen was also forced from the game because of an illness. It's unclear if either player will be available for Saturday's game against the Penguins.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 11:33:00 AM

Craig Smith is playing on the Predators' third line alongside Mike Ribeiro and Viktor Arvidsson.

Given that Smith played a good part of last season alongside Ryan Johansen and Filip Forsberg, that's not an ideal place to be. The Preds other lines against the Blackhawks Saturday night were: Colin Wilson-MIke Fisher-James Neal, Filip Forsberg-Ryan Johansen-Kevin Fiala, Viktor Arvidsson-Mike Ribeiro-Craig Smith and Miikka Salomaki-Colton Sissons- Calle Jarnkrok. Just thought you'd want to know.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 01:58:00 PM

Craig Smith scored two of the Predators three goals Saturday night, but it was not enough to dull the Lightning. Tampa Bay prevailed 5-3 over Nashville.

Smith has been consistent and solid in the past three seasons. He scored 28 goals in 79 games in 2013-14, 23 in 82 games in 2014-15, and 21 in 82 games last year with the Preds.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 10:33:00 PM

Craig Smith played just one minute of ice time before exiting Tuesday's preseason game.

He was dealing with a lower-body injury during the playoffs, but it's unclear if this ailment is related to that. Smith appeared to be gearing up to practice on Wednesday, so consider him day-to-day for now.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 03:09:00 PM

Craig Smith chose not to disclose what his lower-body was after the Predators were eliminated from the playoffs.

The only thing he did say was that is was "something that's definitely useful for skating." Smith had been dealing with a lower-body ailment in the playoffs, which prevented him from playing in three games.
Sat, May 14, 2016 03:15:00 PM

Craig Smith was bumped to the third line in Game 6 against San Jose.

He skated alongside Mike Ribeiro and Colton Sissons, while overtime hero Viktor Arvidsson played with Ryan Johansen and Filip Forsberg. Smith has been dealing with a lower-body injury during the playoffs and he has registered two points in 10 games.
Wed, May 11, 2016 08:55:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Johansen
2Mike Ribeiro
3Mike Fisher
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Derek Grant
6Colton Sissons
LW1Colin Wilson
2Miikka Salomaki
3Cody McLeod
4Austin Watson
5Harry Zolnierczyk
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3Craig Smith
4Viktor Arvidsson
D1P.K. Subban
2Roman Josi
3Ryan Ellis
4Mattias Ekholm
5Anthony Bitetto
6Matt Irwin
7Petter Granberg
8Yannick Weber
9Brad Hunt
G1Pekka Rinne
2Juuse Saros