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Predators' Juuso Parssinen: Day-to-day with lower-body injury
Parssinen missed Friday's practice and Saturday's scrimmage because of a lower-body injury, Emma Lingan of the Predators' official site reports.
Parssinen is regarded as day-to-day. He had six goals and 25 points in 45 contests with the Predators in 2022-23. When Parssinen's healthy, he's likely to serve in a middle-six capacity and receive some power-play ice time.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Cole Smith: Ready for training camp
Smith (upper body) is healthy for training camp, Nick Kieser of Nashville Hockey Now reported Wednesday
Smith missed the last seven games of the 2022-23 campaign. The 27-year-old established himself as a full-time NHLer with 17 points in 69 outings last season. If he can maintain his roster spot to begin 2023-24, Smith is projected to be a bottom-six fixture.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Alexandre Carrier: Good to go
Carrier (upper body) practiced with Group B in Thursday's first on-ice practice session at Predators training camp, Nick Kieser of Nashville Hockey Now reports.
Carrier missed most of the latter half of the campaign in 2022-23. He was limited to just nine points, 67 blocked shots and 57 hits over 43 contests, dropping from a top-pairing role in 2021-22 to a fringe role due to his injuries. He'll have to earn his spot back in 2023-24, especially following the addition of Luke Schenn in free agency.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Jeremy Lauzon: Skates at practice
Lauzon (upper body) practiced with Group B during Thursday's on-ice session to begin Predators training camp, Nick Kieser of Nashville Hockey Now reports.
Lauzon missed the last eight games of the season in 2022-23. The 26-year-old defenseman had a career-high 12 points with 250 hits, 75 blocked shots, 66 PIM and a minus-11 rating over 67 contests last year. He's set to fill a bottom-pairing role this season.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Roman Josi: Starts training camp healthy
Josi (concussion) was a full participant for Nashville's first day of training camp Thursday, per John Glennon of NHL.com.
Josi was unavailable for Nashville's final 15 contests of the 2022-23 campaign after suffering a concussion during a contest versus Winnipeg on March 18. Now that Josi's healthy, he should resume his role as Nashville's top defenseman. He had 18 goals and 59 points in 67 contests last season.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Filip Forsberg: Back to full health
Forsberg (upper body) is fully recovered after missing the final 32 games of the 2022-23 season, Jillian Jelnick of Fox 17 WZTV Nashville reports.
Forsberg told Fox 17 that he's eager to get back on the ice after being limited to just 50 appearances last season. Despite his lengthy absence, the 29-year-old forward managed to finish second on the Predators with 19 goals and ranked fourth on the team with 42 points. If he can stay healthier in 2023-24, Forsberg has plenty of bounce-back potential.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Denis Gurianov: Inks one-year deal with Nashville
Gurianov agreed to a one-year, $850,000 contract with Nashville on Tuesday.
Gurianov became an unrestricted free agent after the Canadiens decided not to give him a qualifying offer. He posted seven goals, 17 points and 116 shots on net in 66 games between Montreal and Dallas last season. Gurianov will provide some depth to Nashville's bottom-six forward group in 2023-24.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Kalan Lind: Signs entry-level deal
Lind signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Predators on Thursday, per CapFriendly.
Lind was selected in the second round of the 2023 NHL Entry Draft after posting 44 points in 43 games with WHL Red Deer. The 18-year-old winger also boasts a strong physical game and decent speed -- he projects to emerge as a bottom-six NHLer in a few years.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Tanner Molendyk: Agrees to entry-level contract
Molendyk signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Nashville on Thursday.
Molendyk had nine goals and 37 points in 67 WHL games with Saskatoon last season. He was selected by Nashville with the No. 24 overall pick in the 2023 NHL Draft. The 18-year-old blueliner will need some time to develop, so don't expect him to earn a spot on the Predators' roster out of training camp this fall.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Jasper Weatherby: Signs with Nashville
Weatherby signed a one-year, two-way contract with Nashville on Monday.
Weatherby notched six goals and 17 points in 70 AHL games with San Jose and Grand Rapids last season. The 25-year-old forward will probably spend most, if not all, of the 2023-24 campaign in the minors.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Alexandre Carrier: Reaches one-year deal
Carrier (upper body) signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Predators on Saturday, per PuckPedia.
Carrier was a restricted free agent prior to the deal. The 26-year-old defenseman was limited to 43 games last season, recording two goals, seven assists, 67 blocked shots and 57 hits. He'll likely play a bottom-four role for the Predators in 2023-24 before potentially reaching unrestricted free agency next summer.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Troy Grosenick: Signs with Nashville
Grosenick signed a one-year, two-way contract with Nashville on Saturday.
In six games with AHL Lehigh Valley last season, Grosenick went 3-2-0 with a 3.32 GAA and an .892 save percentage. He will likely spend most, if not all, of the 2023-24 campaign in the minors.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Anthony Angello: Re-joins Nashville
Angello signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Predators on Saturday.
Angello's re-signing with the Predators, who traded for him from St. Louis in early March. He tallied 13 goals and 23 points in 62 AHL games. The 27-year-old Angello's last NHL point came in 2020, when he recorded four points (two goals, two assists) in 19 games with the Penguins.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Cody Glass: Re-signs with Predators
Glass signed a two-year, $5 million contract with Nashville on Saturday, per RDS.ca.
Glass was a restricted free agent coming off a one-year, two-way deal. He earned his payday by contributing 14 goals and 35 points in 72 contests with the Predators last season.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Gustav Nyquist: Inks two-year deal with Predators
Nyquist signed a two-year, $6.37 million contract with Nashville on Saturday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Nyquist compiled 11 goals, 27 points and 102 shots on net in 51 games between Columbus and Minnesota last season. He could be a solid fit alongside Filip Forsberg on the top line of the Predators.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Ryan O'Reilly: Heading to Nashville
O'Reilly signed a four-year, $18 million contract with the Predators on Saturday, per Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.
O'Reilly is coming off a down year offensively, posting 30 points (16 goals, 14 assists) in 53 games between the Blues and the Maple Leafs. Still, the 32-year-old center was able to secure a long-term deal with an AAV of $4.5 million. Following Matt Duchene's release and the trade of Ryan Johansen, O'Reilly is a good bet to step in as Nashville's first-line center this season.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Luke Schenn: Signing with Nashville
Schenn signed a three-year deal with the Predators on Saturday, per Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.
The deal is expected to carry an AAV of $2.75 million. The 33-year-old Schenn tied his career high with 22 points (four goals, 18 assists) in 70 games last season between Vancouver and Toronto. With some uncertainty on Nashville's blue line, Schenn should get the chance to compete for a top-four spot.... See More ... See Less