Defenseman Ryan Suter said that he was "not thinking about" his contract situation, and the role Alexander Radulov's return plays in his decision to sign with the Predators before July 1. On that date, Suter will be an unrestricted free agent – provided he and the Predators can't come to terms beforehand.

"I'm thinking about helping this team win and winning the Stanley Cup and the rest will take care of itself," Suter said. "It doesn't affect me either way whether Rads comes back or not."