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  • Preds won't move top prospect Tolvanen for rental

    The Score "The Nashville Predators reportedly won't part with Eeli Tolvanen in exchange for a player on an expiring contract. As of Saturday morning, the club's top prospect was not available in a trade for a rental, according to the New York Post's Larry Brooks. Tolvanen..." February 23

  • Mats Zuccarello's four best fits as Rangers sell at deadline

    Sporting News "No, those aren't boos — those are "Zuuuuucs" that echo around Madison Square Garden. But with the NHL's trade deadline fast approaching and the Rangers in sell mode, the question is: How much longer will Mats Zuccarello be around to hear them? Zuccarello,..." February 18

  • Can Predators be legitimate Stanley Cup contenders?

    Sportsnet "After making the Stanley Cup Final two seasons ago, and winning the Presidents’ Trophy last season as the NHL’s top regular season team, the Nashville Predators carried the weight of great expectations into this season. Through multiple injuries to key players, the..." February 16

  • Predators should not trade Tolvanen, Fiala at deadline

    Pro Hockey Talk "Looking to the past has its obvious flaws (are any two situations truly alike?), yet the Nashville Predators should consider history before trading Eeli Tolvanen and/or Kevin Fiala. The result would preferably be to … uh, not trade either of them. One can look to other recent..." February 16

  • The NHL trade deadline could use a little drama

    New York Post "Every time someone wants to talk about the NBA, I have the same response. “I don’t really watch the games until about the conference finals, but I closely follow the league. I love the drama.” Conversely, when discussing the NHL, it’s the exact..." February 15

  • Coyotes acquire Emil Pettersson from Preds

    TSN "The Arizona Coyotes acquired forward Emil Pettersson from the Nashville Predators on Friday in exchange for forwards Laurent Dauphin and Adam Helewka. Pettersson, the older brother of Vancouver Canucks star Elias Pettersson, has 11 goals and 33 points in 49 games with the..." February 08

  • Predators activate Kyle Turris from IR

    Yardbarker "The Nashville Predators are finally getting Kyle Turris back on the ice. The forward has been activated from injured reserve, while Colin Blackwell is on his way back to the minor leagues to make room. Turris hasn’t played since Dec. 27 but is expected to be in the lineup tonight against..." February 07

  • Predators may make another big move "The Predators will remain in the market for an upgrade in scoring production unless the return of center Kyle Turris and improvement from left wing Kevin Fiala yields the necessary returns, general manager David Poile said on "The Midday 180" on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville on..." February 07

  • McLeod traded to Predators by Rangers "Cody McLeod was traded to the Nashville Predators by the New York Rangers on Wednesday for a seventh-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. McLeod has one goal in 31 games this season. The Rangers claimed the veteran forward on waivers from the Predators on Jan. 25, 2018. New York..." February 06

  • Report: Predators inquired about Blue Jackets' Panarin

    The Score "The Nashville Predators have inquired with the Columbus Blue Jackets regarding star forward Artemi Panarin, according to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun. Panarin is a pending unrestricted free agent and has let the Blue Jackets know that he won't..." February 06

  • New Jersey Devils Trade Brian Boyle to Nashville Predators

    Last Word On Hockey "The New Jersey Devils have agreed to trade center Brian Boyle to the Nashville Predatorsin exchange for the Predators 2019 second round pick The deal is Brian Boyle to NSH. NJ gets NSH 2019 2nd round..." February 06

  • NHL to mark Black History Month for first time with special initiatives, museum tour

    Sporting News "The NHL and NHLPA this year will celebrate Black History Month for the first time, marking February as part of the league and union's "Hockey Is For Everyone" initiative, they announced Friday. “The players are committed to inclusion in the sport and..." February 01

  • What the 2018 NHL trade deadline shows us about first-round pick values

    Sportsnet "The Jake Muzzin trade got the ball rolling in a couple of respects. First, it opened the trade market with a month to go until the deadline and, second, it gave us an idea of what a first-round pick might get you in the lead up to Feb. 25. Trying to pin down exactly what a..." January 31

  • Predators' Austin Watson suspended indefinitely after alcohol-related relapse

    Tennessean "Predators forward Austin Watson has been suspended indefinitely by the NHL, in conjunction with the NHLPA, and admitted into stage two of the league's substance abuse and behavioral health program. The suspension, effective immediately, is "related exclusively to..." January 29

  • Winnipeg, Nashville May Have “Arms Race” For Rental Players

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In a competitive Central Division, the rivalry between the Winnipeg Jets and the Nashville Predators may head directly into the trade deadline as TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reports that the two teams may go into an “arms race” over acquiring deadline rentals. Not only are both teams..." January 27

  • Stars to host Predators in 2020 Winter Classic at Cotton Bowl

    Sporting News "The Stars will be taking on the Predators in the 2020 Winter Classic, the NHL announced Friday. The location is the furthest south the Winter Classic has taken place. It marks the first time the Stars have hosted the event, which began in 2008. " January 25

  • Wild claims defenseman Anthony Bitetto off waivers from Predators

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Players are in the midst of an eight-day break, but that hasn't stopped Wild management from fussing with the roster. The team claimed defenseman Anthony Bitetto off waivers from the Predators Friday, its second addition to the blue line this week. After a win over the Golden..." January 25

  • Predators' Anthony Bitetto lands on waivers

    CBS Sports "Bitetto was designated for waivers Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Bitetto has served as a healthy scratch for 10 consecutive outings and has been limited to 18 appearances this season. Even when the blueliner is in the lineup, he is averaging a mere 10:40 of ice time...." January 24

  • Predators' P.K. Subban reportedly claims Golden Knights' Pierre-Edouard Bellemare bit him

    Sporting News "Predators defenseman P.K. Subban may have been bitten on Wednesday. Subban got into a scuffle with Vegas forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare during Nashville's matchup with the Golden Knights. In the skirmish, Subban appeared to attempt to lift the head of..." January 24

  • Preds' Johansen will have hearing for high-sticking Jets' Scheifele

    Yahoo! Sports "Ryan Johansen of the Nashville Predators will have a chat with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Friday after he high-sticked Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele during a 5-1 defeat. As the two forwards were battling in the corner late in the first period, they separated and..." January 18

  • Johansen suspended two games for actions in Predators game "Nashville Predators forward Ryan Johansen has been suspended for two games, without pay, for high-sticking Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele during NHL Game No. 730 in Nashville on Thursday, Jan. 17, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. The..." January 18

  • Senators still dealing with ramifications of Matt Duchene blockbuster

    Sportsnet "For more than a quarter-century, the Colorado Avalanche has been one of those obscure western teams that hardly registered a pulse in Ottawa. That changed dramatically in the fall of 2017, when Colorado, Ottawa and Nashville pulled off a blockbuster trade that sent Matt Duchene from..." January 16

  • Schedule For Upcoming NHL “Bye Weeks”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For the third year in a row, the NHL has scheduled a mandated multi-day break for each team in the middle part of the season. Meant to give each team a rest, much like the bye week in the National Football League, this break also includes limits on practice, including several days in..." January 15

  • Predators Acquire Forward Cole Schneider from Rangers "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has acquired forward Cole Schneider from the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Connor Brickley. Schneider, 28 (8/26/90), has 13 goals and 25 points in 36 games with the..." January 14

  • Predators, Jets keeping an eye on Flyers' Simmonds

    The Score "A pair of Central Division powerhouses, the Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets, are both keeping an eye on Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds ahead of the Feb. 25 NHL trade deadline, according to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun. On Thursday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reported..." January 12

  • Predator star Subban inspires black youth player facing racial taunts

    Detroit News "Matthew Cornett says his son Ty, a 13-year-old hockey player, has watched the video “about a thousand times.” When the NHL All-Star P.K. Subban heard from the father of one of Cornett’s teammates on the Plymouth Sting that Ty, who is black, has encountered a lot of..." January 09

  • Predators activate Filip Forsberg from injured reserve

    Tennessean "Filip Forsberg's 14 goals are tied for the most on the the Predators. Filip Forsberg is sixth on the team with 22 points. Filip Forsberg hasn't played since Nov. 29 because of a hand injury. That could change Monday night against the Maple Leafs. Forsberg..." January 07

  • Nashville Predators Claim Phillip Di Giuseppe Off Waivers "Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that forward Phil Di Giuseppe has been claimed on waivers by the Nashville Predators. Di Giuseppe, 25, recorded four points (1g, 3a) in 21 games this season with the..." January 01

  • Who needs a fresh start in 2019?

    Pro Hockey Talk "New Year’s Day is right around the corner, so naturally many of us have already started thinking about our resolutions. Maybe you want to get into better shape, eat better, expand your knowledge on a certain topic, spend less time on your phone, or something totally..." December 31

  • Predators' PK Subban, Viktor Arvidsson likely back vs Dallas Stars on Thursday night

    Tennessean "The Predators got a break coming out of the Christmas break with news that P.K. Subban and Viktor Arvidsson will likely be back in the lineup for Thursday night's game at Bridgestone Arena against the Dallas Stars. Both players participated in the morning skate and both had the..." December 27

  • Hartman fined for actions in Predators game against Bruins "Nashville Predators forward Ryan Hartman has been fined $1,000 for spearing Boston Bruins forward Chris Wagner during NHL Game No. 545 in Boston on Saturday, Dec. 22, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 19:04 of the..." December 23

  • Predators' Sissons lands on IR with lower-body injury

    The Score "Nashville Predators forward Colton Sissons has been placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury, the team announced Friday. Sissons missed Thursday's contest versus the Philadelphia Flyers and now joins a crowded Predators injured list that also includes Viktor Arvidsson,..." December 21

  • Predators star P.K. Subban's holiday tradition helps those in need, comes from the heart

    USA Today "P.K. Subban’s showy playing style has always allowed him to find the spotlight more often than most players during an NHL season. But what the Nashville Predators defenseman is most proud of is that he figured out early in his career how to use his stardom for the betterment of..." December 21

  • Eeli Tolvanen loaned to Team Finland "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Thursday that the club has loaned forward Eeli Tolvanen to the Finland National Junior Team, which begins play at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia, on Dec...." December 20

  • P.K. Subban’s injury not overly concerning to Predators

    Sportsnet "It’s been over a full month since the last time Nashville Predators defenceman P.K. Subban played a game. Out with an upper-body injury since playing just a little over seven minutes of a Nov. 13 game against the San Jose Sharks, there’s been growing concern that the back..." December 16

  • Duncan Siemens Signs AHL Contract With Milwaukee Admirals

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s hard to look at Duncan Siemens’ career so far and consider it anything but a disappointment. Selected 11th overall in the 2011 draft by the Colorado Avalanche, he wouldn’t play his first NHL game for nearly another four years, and even then was only a one-hit wonder...." December 05

  • Predators place Filip Forsberg on injured reserve

    Tennessean "Filip Forsberg was absent from Predators practice Friday. He didn't participate in the team's optional morning skate Saturday. Turns out the team's leading scorer will be absent for at least the next week after he was placed on injured reserve with an upper-body..." December 01

  • Predators recall top prospect Eeli Tolvanen from AHL

    Tennessean "The Predators recalled Eeli Tolvanen from the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals on Saturday morning. Tolvanen, who was picked 30th overall by the Predators in the 2017 draft, has four goals and 11 assists for the Admirals this season. He played three games with the..." December 01

  • No captain, my captain: Tradition-rich NHL teams are no longer giving players the ‘C’

    Washington Post "Henrik and Daniel Sedin were Vancouver mainstays for 18 years, and while it was Henrik who formally wore the ‘C' on his chest as the team captain for eight seasons, the two shared the privilege and the burden of being the twin faces of the Canucks. In a first season without them,..." November 27

  • Predators place Turris on injured reserve

    The Score "The Nashville Predators placed forward Kyle Turris on injured reserve Sunday. In response to the injury, the club has recalled forward Rocco Grimaldi from the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League. Turris suffered an undisclosed injury in Friday's 6-2 loss to..." November 25

  • Rinne becomes winningest Finnish goalie in NHL history

    The Score "Pekka Rinne's latest victory was one for the record books. The reigning Vezina Trophy winner backstopped the Nashville Predators to a 4-1 triumph over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night, capturing his 320th career win to move past Miikka..." November 22

  • Concussion suits against NHL face headwinds

    Detroit News "The legal strategy of the NHL to defeat a class-action suit by players concerned about brain injuries might prove successful, but the issue of legal responsibility for potential long-term effects of brain trauma remains at issue, according to legal experts. In attempting to settle..." November 20

  • The NHL is doing everything it can to avoid another lockout

    New York Post "The Canceler-in-Chief’s collective bargaining history precedes him, so buyer beware, but it is a fact that all precincts are reporting reason for optimism as the NHL and the NHLPA continue a series of preliminary talks aimed at extending the CBA before either party can exercise its..." November 19

  • Archibald suspended 2 games for hit to Hartman's head "Arizona Coyotes forward Josh Archibald has been suspended for two games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Nashville Predators forward Ryan Hartman during NHL Game No. 284 in Arizona on Thursday, Nov. 15, the National Hockey League Department of Player Safety announced..." November 17

  • Predators have one big problem to solve

    Pro Hockey Talk "Some NHL teams are closer to being perfect than others, but no group of players is without flaw. The Nashville Predators are off to a great start. They’re tied for the best record in the NHL at 13-5-1, but the Preds have a huge issue they’re going to have to address sooner or..." November 16

  • Predators' P.K. Subban: Placed on injured reserve

    CBS Sports "Subban was designated for injured reserve Thursday, but is considered day-to-day with an upper-body issue, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports. Subban will miss the Predators' next three contests due to his placement on IR, but fantasy owners should take..." November 15

  • Viktor Arvidsson Out Six To Eight Weeks With Broken Thumb

    TSN "Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson will miss six-to-eight weeks with the broken thumb, the team announced Thursday. Arvidsson was placed on injured reserve with what the team then called an upper-body injury on Monday, two days after crashing into..." November 15

  • Predators' Austin Watson activated after serving 18-game suspension

    Tennessean "Austin Watson has completed his 18-game suspension stemming from his no-contest plea to misdemeanor domestic assault during the summer.  The Predators forward was reinstated to the active roster Wednesday and will be eligible to play Thursday (8 p.m., Fox TN)..." November 15

  • Predators place Viktor Arvidsson on IR with upper-body injury

    Sportsnet "The Nashville Predators have placed forward Viktor Arvidsson on injured reserve with an upper-body injury. November 12

  • Nashville Predators Place Carl Persson On Unconditional Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After just a few months with the organization, Carl Persson has been placed on unconditional waivers according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. Persson was signed in May to a two-year entry-level contract " November 07