Predators Rumors & News

  • Predators activate Viktor Arvidsson from injured reserve

    Yardbarker "With Filip Forsberg still sidelined with an upper-body injury, it was thankfully a short stint on the injured reserve for Viktor Arvidsson. The Nashville Predators activated their other superstar winger off the IR today following a retroactive placement that only kept him out of the lineup for two..." January 20

  • Preds Recall Frederick Gaudreau, Place Viktor Arvidsson on IR "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the club has recalled forward Frederick Gaudreau from the American Hockey League's Milwaukee Admirals. Additionally, the club has placed forward Viktor Arvidsson on Injured Reserve. Gaudreau,..." January 16

  • Preds extend D Yannick Weber on two-year deal

    TSN "The Nashville Predators have signed defenceman Yannick Weber to a two-year, $1.35 million contract extension. Weber, 29, owns a goal and two assists in 25 games with the Predators this season, averaging 12:11 of ice time per game. Under the terms of the deal, Weber will make $650,000 next..." January 09

  • Cooper, Trotz, Laviolette, Gallant to coach at NHL All-Star Game "The National Hockey League announced today that Jon Cooper of the Tampa Bay Lightning (Atlantic), Peter Laviolette of the Nashville Predators (Central), Barry Trotz of the Washington Capitals (Metropolitan) and Gerard Gallant of the Vegas Golden Knights (Pacific) will serve as the head coaches for..." January 07

  • IIHF head will do 'everything in his power' to get NHL players in 2022 Olympics

    Sporting News "The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation is going to do all he can to get NHL players back into the Olympics in 2022. The NHL decided its players would not participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 for several reasons. For one, the 14-hour time..." January 05

  • McDavid, Subban, Ovechkin, Stamkos named All-Star captains

    Sportsnet "The NHL has released its captains for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game after the results of a fan vote. The four captains for their respective divisions are Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals (Metropolitan Division), Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers (Pacific Division), P.K. Subban of the..." January 03

  • Predators' Forsberg sidelined 4-6 weeks with upper-body injury

    Tennessean "Predators forward Filip Forsberg will need four to six weeks to recover from an unspecified upper-body injury, the team announced Wednesday. Forsberg, who suffered the injury last Friday against the Minnesota Wild, is on injured reserve and has missed the Predators’ past two games. Prior to..." January 03

  • Why the Winter Classic is still an NHL home run

    New York Post "The Winter Classic no longer creates the national footprint it did when the NHL’s outdoor extravaganza was created 10 years ago. It no longer makes for appointment viewing. Fact is, the national TV audience that peaked at 2.5 million for the 2009 game at Wrigley Field between the Blackhawks and..." January 02

  • Predators' Ryan Ellis to make season debut against Vegas Golden Knights

    Tennessean "Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis will make his season debut Tuesday against the Vegas Golden Knights. Ellis required most of the season’s first half to complete his long-term recovery from offseason knee surgery. "I think anyone taking six months off the ice is going to have some rust (in)..." January 02

  • Ellis could make season debut for Predators vs. Golden Knights "Defenseman Ryan Ellis could return to the Nashville Predators lineup against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday (10 p.m. ET; ATTSN-RM, FS-TN, NHL.TV). Ellis has not played this season while recovering from offseason knee surgery. He participated in practice in Nashville on..." January 01

  • Predators place Forsberg on IR, will miss 1st game since 2014

    Tennessean "The Predators placed forward and leading scorer Filip Forsberg on injured reserve Saturday after he didn't complete the team's loss to the Minnesota Wild on Friday. To fill the roster spot vacated by Forsberg, Nashville recalled forward Freddy Gaudreau from the American Hockey League...." December 30

  • Former Nashville Predators forward Eric Nystrom sues team over work injuries

    Tennessean "A former Nashville Predators player is suing the NHL team for medical expenses that he says stem from a series of injuries he got on the ice. Eric Nystrom, who played with the Predators from 2013-16, filed the lawsuit through an attorney Wednesday in Davidson County Circuit Court. The..." December 28

  • Predators looking at bringing Tolvanen to NHL this season

    Tennessean "The Predators have monitored forward prospect Eeli Tolvanen with great interest. He's given them reason to. Nashville's most recent first-round pick has torched the Kontinental Hockey League during his rookie season with Jokerit Helsinki. Tolvanen's drool-worthy skill set should jive well..." December 28

  • Ryan Ellis Expected Back January 2nd

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Life is good for the Nashville Predators, who currently lead the Central Division with 46 points in 33 games and are about to get a huge present for Christmas. Ryan Ellis, out all season following knee surgery, is expected to be back in the lineup on January 2nd. That’s according to Predators GM..." December 21

  • Turris, Predators on the rise since trade "It would be hard to imagine a much better start with a team than the one forward Kyle Turris has had since he was traded to the Nashville Predators on Nov. 5. Turris, who came to Nashville as part of the three-team trade that had Matt Duchene go from the Colorado Avalanche to the Ottawa..." December 10

  • Golden Knights apologize for another unprofessional tweet

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vegas Golden Knights have apologized for an ill-advised tweet made on Friday night in Nashville. The incident stems from a now-deleted tweet, which the Tennessean’s Adam Vingan captured here, that suggested that members of the Nashville Predators media contingent were cheering after the..." December 09

  • 2018-19 Salary Cap Projected At $78-82MM

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At the board of governors meeting today, the league shared projections for next season’s salary cap. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, that number is set to fall between $78-82MM depending on how the NHLPA uses their escalators. That’s an increase from this year’s $75MM ceiling, giving..." December 09

  • The NHL is political, whether you like it or not

    Sporting News "In the immediate aftermath of raising his fist, Lightning forward J.T. Brown received death threats. Brown, in the eyes of some hockey fans, had broken the cardinal rule of combining sports and the vague concept of politics. For, in the NHL, the best player is a quiet player who keeps his head..." December 08

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "NHL team values are up 15% over last year to an average of $594 million, the biggest increase in three years. Deal-making in and out of hockey has been a boon to the NHL, most notably the $2.2 billion sale of the Houston Rockets (NBA), the $1.2 billion price for the Miami Marlins (MLB) and the..." December 05

  • P.K. Subban, Roman Josi Lead Predators’ Lethal Defensive Unit

    NESN "The Nashville Predators have been playing great hockey of late, and the play of their defenseman is a huge reason for their success. The Preds are 10-2-1 since Nov. 3. Nashville has been buoyed by the play of defenseman P.K. Subban, who has 18 points (four goals, 14 assists) entering..." December 05

  • Predators' Ryan Johansen day-to-day with upper-body injury

    Tennessean "The Predators said Monday that center Ryan Johansen is "day-to-day with an upper-body injury." Johansen exited Saturday's victory against the Anaheim Ducks near the end of the second period. He collided with teammate Kevin Fiala at center ice before leaving for the dressing room. Johansen..." December 04

  • IIHF backs Russia’s participation in Pyeongchang Olympics

    Pro Hockey Talk "The International Ice Hockey Federation doesn’t want to see hockey suffer at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. With the International Olympic Committee set to rule on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games next week, the IIHF threw its support behind Russia’s..." November 28

  • While Turris continues to roll, Duchene still stuck in first gear

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sometimes the grass is greener on the other side, sometimes it isn’t. The two focal points of the biggest trade this season so far in the National Hockey League find themselves on opposite sides of the old expression. On the ‘grass isn’t’ side, we find Matt Duchene, now an Ottawa Senators..." November 23

  • Canadiens’ Shea Weber hoping he can play against Predators

    Sportsnet "Shea Weber wouldn’t have drawn it up this way, but a nagging lower-body injury might keep him out of the Montreal Canadiens lineup against his former team in Nashville Wednesday. That would be a shame for Weber, for the Canadiens, and certainly for the fans of the Predators who were likely..." November 22

  • Canadiens' Weber out for clash with Predators

    Sportsnet "Montreal Canadiens defenceman Shea Weber will not play in the team’s game against the Nashville Predators on Wednesday due to a lower-body injury. The former Predators captain currently logs over 26 minutes of ice time per game for the Canadiens and is second on the team in scoring with four..." November 22

  • Predators' Watson faces hearing for boarding Avalanche's Toninato

    Sportsnet "If anything for Dominic Toninato, it was a memorable NHL debut. The Colorado Avalanche rookie suited up for his first-ever NHL game Saturday night and was promptly taken out of the game after just 4:01 of ice time. Midway through the first period of Saturday’s Avalanche-Nashville Predators..." November 19

  • Brent Burns and Ryan Johansen are still searching for their first goals

    Pro Hockey Talk "Over the past two seasons Brent Burns held a commanding lead over every other defenseman in the league when it came to scoring goals. His 56 goals during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons were 19 more than the next closest defenseman, Shea Weber, during that stretch. The gap between him and..." November 15

  • Best NHL trade targets with Duchene off the market

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, and other teams must feel a little left out after this weekend. While those GMs either were afraid to pay the sticker price or weren’t in the conversation, the bottom line is that the Ottawa Senators got Matt Duchene,..." November 07

  • Duchene traded to Senators by Avalanche "Center Matt Duchene was traded by the Colorado Avalanche to the Ottawa Senators on Sunday as part of a three-team trade that also sent center Kyle Turris from the Senators to the Nashville Predators. Duchene dressed for Colorado's game at the New York Islanders and played 1:59 in the first..." November 06

  • Contract impasse paves way for Kyle Turris to join Predators

    Sporting News "For Kyle Turris, it was a pretty simple decision to come to terms on a contract extension with the Nashville Predators as a prerequisite to the Preds acquiring the veteran center as part of a three-team trade that included Matt Duchene Sunday night. "I was very apparent that things were not..." November 06

  • Predators still waiting to see what they have in Nick Bonino

    Tennessean "Nick Bonino looped around the SAP Center ice surface Wednesday, his first practice or morning skate with his Predators teammates since suffering a lower-body injury Oct. 14. The Predators’ viewings of the veteran center, who signed a four-year contract worth $16.4 million July 1, mostly have..." November 02

  • Pekka Rinne deserves your appreciation

    Pro Hockey Talk "If you spend enough time on Hockey Twitter, you’ll notice that some goalies get extra rope, while others seem to receive less benefit of the doubt. Sometimes the difference between mainstream opinions and more analytics-minded takes can be profound. Jonathan Quick‘s spotty numbers and..." October 28

  • The Predators are the best franchise in sports

    ESPN "Root for the Nashville Predators and you get the feeling of trashing your archrival's car. That's no metaphor. Before every home playoff game in Nashville, a local artist named Audie Adams paints a vehicle in the colors and logo of the Preds' opponent, and for a small donation to the club's..." October 24

  • A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem

    New York Post "During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?” It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city who keep..." October 20

  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games

    Sportsnet "“It” wasn’t supposed to even be on the agenda at Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting. This was supposed to be a regular, run-of-the-mill meeting in New York City to rubber stamp a rule change, and get regular updates from various league departments. “It” was a discussion about..." September 29

  • Olympic roster decisions starting to take shape

    Sportsnet "As the parent of a five-year-old, my interest in minor hockey has grown exponentially the last few years. He’s a decent skater, but isn’t sure he wants to play. Despite that, you’re trying to learn everything you can. Toronto is a funny place for minor hockey. A friend of mine who used to coach..." September 28

  • NHLPA issues statement in support of players’ peaceful protests

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association officially joined the political conversation on Wednesday. In an email sent to players by executive director Donald Fehr, the NHLPA stated that any players who would like to participate in peaceful protests of their own “would of course have the full support of the..." September 28

  • P.K. Subban, Predators won’t protest during national anthem

    Tennessean "As pregame protests swell in other professional sports, the Predators will continue to stand during the national anthem, coach Peter Laviolette said. “We met as a group (Tuesday), and our decision is we’re going to stand for the national anthem out of respect for the anthem, for our country,..." September 28

  • Huge step? Doctors may find a way to identify CTE in living NHL players

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper and TSN’s Rick Westhead pass along what could be a breakthrough Boston University study – or at least the early stages of a breakthrough – in how concussions/CTE are handled in sports. The key: after only being able to study brains of deceased athletes, there’s a..." September 27

  • A new No. 1: McDavid edges Crosby in TSN's Top 50 player poll

    TSN "Not even back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies were enough for Sidney Crosby to hold off Connor McDavid for one more year. For the first time in the eight-year history of TSN’s Top 50 player poll, Crosby was knocked off his perch as the projected No. 1 player in the NHL, as decided by a panel of 22..." September 26

  • NHL’s Bettman says he respects players’ views on political issues

    Sportsnet "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says he respects players’ views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable." Several pro hockey players have commented President Donald Trump’s call for protesting NFL players to be fired...." September 26

  • IIHF release Olympic hockey schedule

    TSN "Canada opens defence of its Olympic men's hockey gold Feb. 15 versus Switzerland and women's gold Feb. 11 against Russia. The International Ice Hockey Federation released the ice hockey schedules and matchups Monday for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada's women, who are..." September 25

  • Josi named captain of Predators "Defenseman Roman Josi was named the eighth captain in Nashville Predators history Tuesday. Josi, 27, has played all six of his NHL seasons for the Predators and has finished in the top 15 in Norris Trophy voting as best defenseman in the League each of the past three seasons. He replaces..." September 19

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • Veteran NHLer Fiddler retires at 37

    TSN "Vernon Fiddler has decided to hang up his skates after 14 seasons in the NHL. Fiddler made his announcement on the Players' Tribune Wednesday, three months after falling in the Stanley Cup Final with the Nashville Predators. He was acquired by the Predators from the New Jersey Devils in..." September 13

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11

  • Report: NHL trade deadline will be Feb. 26

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL trade deadline, one of the most highly anticipated days of the hockey calendar, will take place on Feb. 26, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The lead-up to last year’s trade deadline saw a number of high profile deals." September 08

  • Ryan Ellis Expected to Miss Next Several Months "Predators General Manager David Poile announced Thursday that defenseman Ryan Ellis is expected to miss several months due to recovery from offseason surgery to repair a lower-body ailment. Poile is hopeful Ellis will be able to return around the start of the new year. " September 07