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  • 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

  • With Viktor Arvidsson on IR, Predators searching for right fit on top line

    Tennessean "Auditions for Viktor Arvidsson's spot on the Predators' top line continued Monday. Ryan Hartman skated there with Ryan Johansen and Filip Forsberg during practice at Centennial Sportsplex, two days before the team begins its five-game, nine-day road trip against the Avalanche..." November 06

  • Penguins Recall Forwards Zach Aston-Reese and Garrett Wilson "The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forwards Zach Aston-Reese and Garrett Wilson from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Forward Derek Grant has been re-assigned to..." November 06

  • NHL goalies making adjustments to new controversial chest protector

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Over the course of a 12-year career as an NHL goalie, Sharks goaltending coach Johan Hedberg said he only changed his chest protector twice.  “The one when I retired, there was nothing left,” Hedberg said in a phone interview with NBC Sports California. “[It..." November 05

  • Nashville Signs Matt Donovan To Two-Year Deal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When the Nashville Predators placed AHL defenseman Matt Donovan on waivers yesterday, it was clear that they had signed him to some sort of NHL contract. That’s the only reason that would have made them send him through the waiver process, but it wasn’t clear what the..." November 05

  • Predators Sign Goaltender Pekka Rinne to Two-Year Contract "Nashville, Tenn. (November 3, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the club has signed goaltender Pekka Rinne to a two-year, $10 million contract that will see him earn $6 million in 2019-20 and $4 million in..." November 03

  • Saros' brief starting stint proves Preds are ready for post-Rinne era

    The Score "The Nashville Predators got a glimpse of their goaltending future over the past two weeks, and it was awfully bright. Pekka Rinne has been the face of the Predators for over a decade. He's their anchor between the pipes and, as P.K. Subban put it following last year's playoff..." November 02

  • The Curious Case of Kevin Fiala

    On The Forecheck "Earlier this season, Peter Laviolette made the surprising decision to move talented winger Kevin Fiala off his spot on the second line. While the demotion ultimately did not last very long, it’s become something of a go-to move when the coaching staff wants to tinker..." November 01

  • Predators activate Pekka Rinne from injured reserve

    Tennessean "The Predators activated goalie Pekka Rinne off injured reserve Wednesday. The 35-year-old missed five games after colliding with teammate Kevin Fiala during the third period of a victory against the Flames on Oct. 19. Rinne had been practicing with the..." October 31

  • What NHL goalies are saying about smaller equipment

    Sportsnet "Midway through last season the NHL began streamlining goalie equipment with a target on leg pads and pants. Rather than goalies being allowed to wear inflated equipment that had more to do with filling up the net than protecting the player, the NHL began to enforce “form-fitting”..." October 30

  • NHL, MGM Resorts form sports betting partnership "The NHL has named MGM Resorts the first official sports betting partner of the League. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, joined by MGM Resorts Chairman & CEO Jim Murren, made the announcement Monday. "The new sports betting landscape presents a unique opportunity..." October 29

  • For NHL goalies, league’s new pad restrictions are a real pain

    Washington Post "Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has started to wear an extra undershirt to protect himself. Even with Braden Holtby’s Washington Capitals teammates toning down the power of their shots in practices, he’s started to feel the sting of pucks in ways he hasn’t..." October 24

  • Healy: If backed by science, NHL alumni association 'all-in' on cannabis

    The Score "The group representing ex-NHL players is "all-in" on endorsing cannabis as a pain relief option for its members. That is, if future research can prove the drug’s supposed healing capabilities. "I think science has to prove it first. If science proves it,..." October 23

  • Rinne leaves game with apparent injury

    The Score "The Nashville Predators lost their Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender late in Friday night's win over the Calgary Flames. Pekka Rinne left the contest early in the third period and was replaced by Juuse Saros. Predators head coach Peter Laviolette had no update on Rinne..." October 20

  • Predators goalie Pekka Rinne placed on injured reserve

    Tennessean "Pekka Rinne was down, but not out Friday night. At least not right away. The Predators placed their goalie on injured reserve Saturday, after he left Friday's game during the third period of the team's 5-3 victory against the Flames at the Saddledome. Rinne..." October 20

  • Predators Begin Extension Talks With Pekka Rinne

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Predators have started preliminary discussions regarding a potential contract extension for starting goaltender Pekka Rinne, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported in an appearance on NBCSN (video link). Rinne is in the final season of a seven-year, $49MM contract and in that..." October 19

  • Marijuana use in the NHL: The times they are a changin'

    Sportsnet "Fairly or not, we have an image of the GMs who sit in the executive boxes at NHL games. They’re Old School, as their average age (53.9 years) would suggest. At the high end, there’s the Islanders’ 75-year-old Lou Lamoriello. Almost to a one, they’re defined by their..." October 17

  • Austin Watson's girlfriend says June incident 'not an act of domestic violence'

    ESPN "The girlfriend of suspended Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson released a statement on Saturday claiming the incident that occurred between the two in June "was not an act of domestic violence." Watson pleaded no contest in July to a domestic violence charge. Watson..." October 13

  • NHL on Watson appeal: 'We are disappointed'

    TSN "The National Hockey League said Friday it is “disappointed” with a neutral arbitrator’s decision to reduce the suspension of Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson from 27 games down to 18 games following a domestic violence charge. The league said in an..." October 12

  • Predators forward Austin Watson's suspension reduced to 18 games

    Sporting News "Predators forward Austin Watson's 27-game suspension has been reduced to 18 games by independent arbitrator Shyam Das, the NHL announced Thursday. Watson, who was originally suspended Sept. 13 for "unacceptable off-ice conduct," was arrested in Tennessee on June 16..." October 11

  • When should your team hang a banner?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Nashville Predators opened their home schedule on Tuesday night with a 3-0 loss to the Calgary Flames. Before the game they did all of the usual pre-game festivities that teams do at the start of the season. They introduced the roster (including forward Austin Watson, even though he is..." October 10

  • Sabres send Baptiste to Predators for Dougherty

    The Score "The Nashville Predators have acquired forward Nick Baptiste from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for defenseman Jack Dougherty, the teams announced Monday. Baptiste appeared in 33 games with the Sabres last season, picking up four goals and two assists. He was Buffalo's third-round..." October 02

  • Kyle Turris reflects on trade, ‘difficult transition’ to Nashville

    Sportsnet "There is hockey life after Ottawa, as many ex-Senators have discovered over the past year and a half. Kyle Turris, a former alternate captain in Ottawa and an overtime playoff hero in 2017, is one of 11 players gone from the Senators team that pushed the Pittsburgh Penguins to double..." October 02

  • Ex-Flyer Scott Hartnell Retires from NHL After 17 Years

    Bleacher Report "Former Nashville Predators, Philadelphia Flyers and Columbus Blue Jackets forward Scott Hartnell announced his retirement from the NHLafter 17 seasons Monday morning: October 01

  • Predators hoping Eeli Tolvanen chooses to stay in AHL rather than go back to KHL

    Tennessean "Eeli Tolvanen left the Predators on Wednesday after he was assigned to the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals. Now the Predators are hoping the 19-year-old forward doesn't leave Milwaukee for the his former KHL team, Jokerit. A clause in the forward's contract..." September 28

  • Predators assign Tolvanen to AHL

    The Score "Nashville Predators top prospect Eeli Tolvanen was assigned to the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League on Wednesday, the team announced. The 19-year-old is coming off an outstanding 2017-18 that saw him break Evgeny Kuznetsov's KHL record for most points by a player..." September 26

  • Roman Josi talks upcoming contract extension

    Yardbarker "Many would suggest that Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis left some money on the table when he signed his eight-year, $50M contract extension earlier this summer.  Fellow blueliner Roman Josi certainly felt that way and hinted to Adam Vingan of The Athletic (subscription required) that he..." September 22

  • NHL not tough enough with preseason suspensions

    Pro Hockey Talk "When it comes to the court of public opinion the NHL’s Department of Player Safety is always going to be a no-win position. Their job is a brutally difficult, thankless one that by its very nature is going to anger almost everyone watching the NHL. No player receiving a..." September 21

  • Subban, Josi remain focused on winning Cup with Predators "P.K. Subban knows the Nashville Predators are not guaranteed a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, not after the San Jose Sharks acquired Erik Karlsson to make a strong team even stronger in the already deep Western Conference. "I actually believe that you've got to come in..." September 16

  • Predators' Austin Watson suspended 27 games after domestic assault arrest

    The Score "The NHL has suspended Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson for the entire preseason and the first 27 games of the regular season, the league announcedWednesday. Watson pleaded no contest to a domestic assault charge in late July after..." September 13

  • NHL players respond to Jalen Ramsey: 'I think it's insulting to our league'

    The Score "Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey made waves in the hockey world recently, claiming in a tell-all interview with ESPN's Mina Kimes that he could probably crack the NHL with six months of training. Cue the outrage. With training..." September 07

  • Long Negotiation With Ryan Ellis Was Watched By Oilers, Maple Leafs

    Pro Hockey Rumors "One of the biggest contracts signed this summer in the NHL was an eight-year $50MM extension handed out to Nashville Predators defenseman and associate captain Ryan Ellis. That contract was filed on August 14th, six weeks after Ellis originally became eligible to add some years on to his..." September 06

  • Scheifele calls Josi one of top five NHL players "Mark Scheifele was asked to name the five NHL players who impress him the most and actually ended up listing six. The Winnipeg Jets center put linemate Blake Wheeler among his best, with perhaps an unexpected player from a Central Division rival. "I'd say probably..." August 22

  • Johansen: Kesler made a 'bit of a fool of himself' with tweet

    TSN "Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Kesler reignited his feud with Nashville Predators centre Ryan Johansen with a tweet earlier this month, which Johansen believes he should regret. Kesler, who had been silent on Twitter dating back to February, tweeted at Johansen on Aug. 5, writing..." August 21

  • Why aren’t teams experimenting with 3-on-3 lineups?

    TSN "The National Hockey League introduced the 3-on-3 overtime rule in the 2015-16 season, which was designed to marginalize the frequency of shootouts resolving games during the regular season. The league struck a bit of unintended gold with the decision. The pace and talent on display..." August 20