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There is a very good chance that Derek Roy will be claimed on waivers before they expire at 11:00 am on Monday.

Roy wasn't terrible with the Predators (10 points in 26 games) but he was squeezed out of the lineup with the fine play of Taylor Beck and the return to health of Mike Fisher. As Roy's contact is quite reasonable at $1 million for one season, there is a strong possibility another NHL club wiil take a chance on him and pluck him off the waiver wire. Stay tuned.
Dec 28 - 2:01 PM

The Nashville Predators assigned Viktor Stalberg to their AHL affiliate on Sunday.

He's been a significant disappointment with Nashville, to say the least. He hasn't played for the Preds since Oct. 25 and failed to score a point in five games.
Dec 28 - 12:56 PM

The Nashville Predators waived forward Derek Roy on Sunday.

No big surprise, as he's really been lost in the shuffle in Nashville's offensive mix. The 31-year-old hasn't played since Dec. 20 and was on a six-game pointless streak in which he didn't even register a shot on goal. He has 10 points in 26 games in 2014-15.
Dec 28 - 12:25 PM

Colin Wilson netted two goals for the Predators in their 4-1 win over the Flyers on Saturday night.

Wilson now has goals in three straight games. Saturday, he scored in the second period on the power play and got the empty-netter. Wilson has 10 goals and 18 points this season. Despite the recent success, his career high is 16 goals and 35 points, so it’s not worth getting excited about just yet. Filip Forsberg and Mike Fisher each scored and assisted in the win. Roman Josi got two helpers.
Dec 27 - 11:10 PM

Pekka Rinne made 26 saves in the Predators’ 4-1 win over the Flyers on Saturday night.

Par for the course for Rinne, who has been one of the league’s best netminders this season. He has won four consecutive games and now sports a 1.81 goals-against average and .935 save percentage this season.
Dec 27 - 11:09 PM

Derek Roy and Viktor Stalberg will be healthy scratches Saturday night against the Flyers.

Roy has been in and out of the lineup in recent games for the Preds during this down season for him and will once again be in the press box Saturday night. He has a goal and nine helpers in 26 games played. Stalberg has been limited to just five games this season and has not picked up a point as of yet.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 27 - 7:56 PM

Paul Gaustad will return to the lineup Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Gaustad hasn't played since December 9th but is now healthy and will suit up on the fourth line with Eric Nystrom and Taylor Beck. He has a goal and five assists in 25 games played to go along with a plus four rating and 19 penalty minutes.
Dec 27 - 7:54 PM

Pekka Rinne will be in net Saturday night against the visiting Flyers.

Updating an earlier report, Pekka Rinne will indeed be in net for the Predators Saturday night when they host the Philadelphia Flyers. Rinne had the night off on December 23rd so will get back on the horse Saturday. He is currently third in the NHL with a 1.84 goals-against-average and .931 save percentage.
Dec 27 - 5:35 PM

Look for Pekka Rinne to start in goal against the Flyers Saturday.

He should be well rested as Carter Hutton had the Predators' last start. Rinne is coming off a 5-1 win over Columbus in which he made 30 saves. He is a must start every game he plays.
Dec 27 - 3:16 PM

Nashville GM David Poile picked up his 1,171st win when the Predators defeated Boston by a score of 3-2 in a shootout on Dec. 16.

He now only trails Glen Sather who has amassed 1,278 victories. "It's one of those things later on when you're retired and look back on your career, it's going to be very meaningful because it's guys like Glen Sather, Harry Sinden and Cliff Fletcher," Poile said. "It's a pretty nice accomplishment that certainly reflects longevity for sure, obviously with a lot of good coaches and a lot of good players."
Dec 25 - 3:33 PM

Taylor Beck had a goal and an assist in Nashville's 5-3 loss to Boston on Tuesday night.

He gave the Predators a chance at a third-period rally when he made it 4-3 early in the frame, but Nashville couldn't get the equalizer and Loui Eriksson sealed the win for Boston with an empty netter. Beck also added an assist in the match to give him eight points in 25 outings.
Dec 24 - 1:24 PM

Carter Hutton was beaten four times on 24 shots in a 5-3 loss to the Bruins Tuesday night.

Hutton received just his fourth start of the season in place of the heavily-worked Pekka Rinne and still remains without a win on the year. He holds a 0-3-1 record to go along with a 2.75 GAA and an .895 save percentage. He'll likely get a lost of rest before his next starting assignment.
Dec 23 - 10:23 PM

Calle Jarnkrok scored a goal and added an assist for Nashville in a 5-3 loss to the Bruins Tuesday.

Jarnkrok and Taylor Beck each registered two points in the losing effort, but their line was the only trio on the Predators to cause any damage in this outing. Colin Wilson also recorded his eighth goal of the campaign in the defeat.
Dec 23 - 10:19 PM

Viktor Stalberg hasn't played for the Predators since Oct. 25.

He will be scratched again on Tuesday night. Stalberg missed a sizable chunk of the year because of a knee injury, but he has also had trouble cracking Nashville's roster when he's been healthy. He doesn't have a point in five games this year.
Dec 23 - 6:21 PM

Derek Roy and Viktor Stalberg will be healthy scratches Tuesday night against the Bruins.

It's been a tough season for both forwards, as Roy has amassed a mere 10 points in 26 games and Stalberg has appeared in just five games total. They were scratched for Monday's win over Columbus as well.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 23 - 6:07 PM


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