Player News - Predators

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Ryan Johansen registered an assist in Nashville's 4-2 loss to the Rangers on Saturday.

That snapped Johansen's three-game point drought. He's gotten off to a somewhat quiet start this season as he has no goals and five assists in eight contests. Although Johansen had 33 goals in 2013-14, he's shifted away from being a goal scorer over the years. He'll still chip in occasionally, but that isn't his role anymore as illustrated by his 14 goals and 61 points in 82 contests last season. Still, the fact that he has just 12 shots on goal so far in 2017-18 is somewhat discouraging and we're hoping that's a pace that increases as we get deeper into the campaign, even if the vast majority of his points will come from assists regardless.
Oct 22 - 11:13 AM

Juuse Saros allowed three goals on just 14 shots in a 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday.

Saros didn't get any help from his defensemen who left Rangers forwards get behind them far too easily in this one. Emelin made a terrible mistake, diving for the loose puck before Jesper Fast poked in his 1st of the season. Then Kevin Hayes went around Matt Irwin far too easily for the third goal of the game on Saros. Saros has now given up 3+ goals in 10 of his last 13 starts heading back to last season. His record has now dropped to 0-2-0 on the year with a 3.53 goals against average and a .854 save percentage.
Oct 21 - 3:26 PM

Filip Forsberg picked up a goal and an assist in a 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday.

Roman Josi's shot deflected off of Forsberg and then found its way to the back of the net. Forsberg is now up to six goals on the year, a feat that he accomplished in 26 fewer games compared to last season. He is currently sitting at 11 points through eight game this season, with 10 points in his last six.
Oct 21 - 3:21 PM

The Nashville Predators have decided to go against inserting Samuel Girard back into the lineup for their afternoon game against the New York Rangers.

Joining Girard in the press box will be Anthony Bitetto and Pontus Aberg. Despite picking up three points in three games this season, Girard will sit for the 3rd straight game and 5th time this season.
Oct 21 - 12:17 PM

Juuse Saros will start Saturday afternoon against the Rangers.

Saros has made just one other appearance this season and it was a 4-0 loss to Pittsburgh back on Oct. 7. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Oct 21 - 12:06 PM

Yannick Weber has been activated from injured reserve by the Nashville Predators.

Weber suffered an upper-body injury against Dallas earlier this season, but it sounds like he's closing in on a return. He has no points and four penalty minutes in four games this season. He hasn't played in a game since Oct. 12.
Oct 21 - 1:35 AM

The Nashville Predators have placed Nick Bonino on injured reserve.

Bonino has been dealing with a lower-body injury that will keep him out of the lineup for the next couple of weeks. The Predators forward has one goal in five games this season. He doesn't need to be owned in standard fantasy leagues.
Oct 21 - 1:34 AM

Pekka Rinne turned aside all 28 shots he faced in Thursday's 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

This was Rinne's first shutout of the 2017-18 season. The Preds goalie has been red-hot of late, as he's given up just four goals in his last four outings (he's 3-0-1 during that stretch). Rinne now owns a 4-1-1 record with a 2.01 goals-against-average and a .932 save percentage this season. He's a strong number one goalie in most fantasy leagues, but he has gone through prolonged rough patches over the last two years. There's a chance that happens again at some point.
Oct 19 - 9:44 PM

Colton Sissons found the back of the net in Thursday's 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

He's now scored in back-to-back games. Sissons broke a scoreless tie at the 3:49 mark of the third period. Kevin Fiala picked up the only assist on Sissons' second goal of the season. Sissons finished the game with a plus-1 rating, two penalty minutes, two shots on goal and two hits in 17:08 of ice time. He has two points in six games this season. He has no value in most fantasy leagues.
Oct 19 - 9:37 PM

Samuel Girard will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Flyers.

Despite having a goal and two assists in three games, Girard has been a healthy scratch in back-to-back games now. The Predators could send him back to junior in the coming days/weeks. Pontus Aberg will also watch the game from the press box.
Oct 19 - 6:43 PM

Look for Pekka Rinne to start on Thursday.

It would be Rinne's fifth straight start. He has a 2.42 GAA and .919 save percentage in five games this season.
Oct 19 - 12:11 PM

Nick Bonino's lower-body injury is going to sidelined him for a couple of weeks, according to agent Peter Fish.

Bonino missed Tuesday's contest and the Predators have described him as day-to-day. He has a goal in five contests this season.
Oct 18 - 5:39 PM

Alexei Emelin earned his first points with the Predators on Tuesday night.

Emelin had a pair of assists in a 4-1 win over Colorado. He concluded the contest with a plus-2 rating along with two hits and two blocks.
Oct 18 - 10:53 AM

Nick Bonino (undisclosed) didn't play Tuesday night.

The Predators did not update his status, so consider him day-to-day for now. Bonino was seen wearing a brace on his left ankle Monday after he left Saturday's game against Chicago. Frederick Gaudreau was called up to replace him in the lineup.
Oct 18 - 10:48 AM

Viktor Arvidsson notched a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Colorado.

Arvidsson tied the match at 1-1 with his third goal of the season and he assisted on Roman Josi's power-play winner. He has accounted for five points in six appearances this season.
Oct 18 - 10:41 AM


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