Player News - Predators

Date: Team: Pos:

Ryan Johansen (upper body) is participating in Wednesday's practice.

Johansen is skating between Kevin Fiala and Calle Jarnkrok during line rushes. He was on the ice 20 minutes before the team's session as well after he left Tuesday's game following a high hit from Vegas' William Carrier.
Jan 17 - 1:07 PM

Ryan Johansen suffered what's believed to be an upper-body injury in Tuesday's 1-0 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.

Johansen got his bell rung after taking a hit from Golden Knights forward William Carrier. The Predators forward was slow to get up, but he eventually skated off to his team's dressing room late in the second period and he never returned. The Predators didn't provide an update on his status after the game. This could be another big blow for a team that's already without Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson. Johansen has five goals and 21 assists in 40 games this season.
Jan 16 - 11:28 PM

Juuse Saros turned aside all 43 shots he faced in Tuesday's 1-0 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.

The Predators got a strong performance from their number two goalie in this one. Kevin Fiala gave Nashville a 1-0 lead eight minutes into the third period. That's all the offense Saros needed to get his team the victory. The Predators netminder now has a 5-3-3 record with a 2.22 goals-against-average and a .930 save percentage this season. His fantasy outlook is a little bleak because Pekka Rinne will continue to get the majority of the starts for Nashville. Should Rinne suffer an injury, Saros would become a must-add in all fantasy formats.
Jan 16 - 11:21 PM

Kevin Fiala scored the only goal in Nashville's 1-0 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.

Fiala broke the scoreless draw at the 8:00 mark of the third frame. The Predators forward then rang a shot right off the post just a few minutes later. Fiala finished the game with a plus-1 rating and three shots on goal in 16:39 of ice time. The 21-year-old now has 11 goals and 27 points in 42 games this season. P.K. Subban and Colton Sissons registered the assists on Nashville's only goal.
Jan 16 - 11:12 PM

Cody McLeod will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Vegas Golden Knights.

McLeod has one goal, one assist and 72 penalty minutes in 23 games this season. This will be his fourth consecutive game watching from the press box. He won't have any fantasy value going forward. Yannick Weber will also serve as a healthy scratch in this one.
Jan 16 - 7:50 PM

Viktor Arvidsson (undisclosed) has been placed on injured reserve.

It looked like Arvidsson would be able to play Tuesday night after he skated on the top line during the morning skate, but it turned out that he is not ready. Arvidsson had to be helped off the ice at Monday's practice and it's unclear what happened to him.
Jan 16 - 4:02 PM

Frederick Gaudreau has been called up by Nashville.

Gaudreau's recall coincides with the Predators putting Viktor Arvidsson on injured reserve. It looked like Arvidsson would be ready to play Tuesday night after he was back on the ice for the morning skate, but that won't be the case.
Jan 16 - 3:59 PM

Juuse Saros is likely to start Tuesday against Vegas.

Saros was in the starter's crease during the morning skate and he's poised to start against the Golden Knights. In his last eight appearances with the Predators, he has a 4-0-3 record with a .949 save percentage.
Jan 16 - 3:39 PM

Viktor Arvidsson appears to be fine to play on Tuesday.

Arvidsson had to be helped off the ice at Monday's practice, but he was back for Tuesday's skate on the top line with Colton Sissons and Ryan Johansen. It seems safe to keep him in your lineup.
Jan 16 - 3:32 PM

Filip Forsberg (upper body) skated on Monday.

Forsberg did some skating and stick-handling near the end of Nashville's practice, but he did so separate from his teammates. He has been out since Dec. 29 with what is reportedly a fractured right hand.
Jan 15 - 3:42 PM

Viktor Arvidsson had to be helped off the ice at Monday's practice after he sustained a lower-body injury.

It's unclear what happened, but his availability for Tuesday's game against Vegas is uncertain at this time. Arvidsson has notched 13 goals and 27 points over 42 games this season.
Jan 15 - 3:33 PM

Anders Lindback has been assigned to Milwaukee of the AHL.

Lindback hasn't seen any NHL action this season, but he has played well in the minors. He has a 17-6-0 record with a 2.58 GAA and a .920 save percentage in 26 matches with the Admirals.
Jan 15 - 3:21 PM

Juuse Saros is back in the NHL with the Predators.

Saros got some action in the minors during Nashville's bye week. He won two of his three starts, while posting a shutout and a .969 save percentage. Saros has gone 4-3-3 with a 2.43 goals-against average, .922 save percentage and two shutouts in 11 outings with the Predators this season.
Jan 15 - 3:18 PM

Pekka Rinne has been selected to the upcoming NHL All-Star Game.

Rinne has been excellent this season, while sporting a 21-8-3 record with a 2.43 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage. He also has posted three shutouts. Rinne will join teammate P.K. Subban and coach Peter Laviolette on the Central Division team.
Jan 11 - 11:15 AM

Anders Lindback has been summoned by the Nashville Predators.

This move might have just been about getting Predators backup Juuse Saros some work in the AHL as Saros was reassigned in a corresponding move. Lindback might find himself back in the AHL before Nashville's next game on Tuesday.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 10 - 12:40 PM


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