Predators Rumors & News

  • Subban returns for Predators' shootout win over Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Nashville Predators got a pleasant surprise and a welcome addition on Friday night when star defenseman PK Subban returned to the lineup after missing the last 15 games with a herniated disc in his back. And the news only got better from there as the Predators marked..." January 21

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • Ellis scores 2, Preds hold on to beat Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- It took Ryan Ellis until his 318th career game in his sixth NHL season for him to break through with his first two-goal effort. Turns out the Nashville Predators needed both of them as well as goals from James Neal and Filip Forsberg to edge the Calgary Flames 4-3 on..." January 20

  • The good news and the bad news for Roman Josi

    Pro Hockey Talk "Roman Josi told Swiss Hockey that he suffered a concussion from that Anton Blidh hit you can see in the video above, according to a translation passed along by the Tennessean. So, that’s the bad news for the Nashville Predators. The good is that he also told that outlet that he might be..." January 20

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • Canucks snap skid with win vs. Predators

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Henrik Sedin moved closer to a milestone Tuesday night -- but he was more excited about helping his Vancouver Canucks get back on the winning track. Sedin's goal at 12:28 of the third period gave the Canucks a 1-0 victory over the Nashville Predators. With the..." January 18

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Waived at start of year, Watson’s become ‘a real force’ for Preds

    Pro Hockey Talk "Seven years ago, hopes were high for Austin Watson. A big-bodied forward from the OHL, Watson was selected 18th overall by Nashville at the 2010 draft — ahead of the likes of Nick Bjugstad, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Charlie Coyle, among others. “We were really happy to get Austin. He’s certainly..." January 16

  • Predators need to be 'more exceptional' to reach potential

    USA Today "Nashville Predators general manager David Poile went to bed Thursday night with his team in a playoff spot and awoke to find that the Los Angeles Kings had inched past for the last playoff position in the Western Conference. It’s been that kind of season for the Predators. They have played..." January 15

  • Predators overcome travel woes to beat Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- A trade and travel trouble made for an eventful 24 hours for the Nashville Predators. They turned the whirlwind day into one of their most satisfying wins of the season. Filip Forsberg and Mike Fisher scored goals in the third period, Pekka Rinne had 28 saves and the..." January 14

  • More injury problems for Predators as Josi suffers upper-body injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "Already playing without P.K. Subban on their blue line, the Nashville Predators might have lost another key defenseman on Friday night when Roman Josi had to leave their 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins early in the first period with an upper-body injury. Josi did not return to the game, and..." January 13

  • Avalanche did McLeod 'favor' with trade to Nashville

    Denver Post "The Avalanche Friday morning traded its longest-tenured player, winger Cody McLeod, to the Nashville Predators for center Felix Girard. Girard, 22, is in his third season with the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL and will join the Avalanche’s affiliate in the same league, the San Antonio Rampage...." January 13

  • Predators acquire forward Cody McLeod from Avalanche

    Tennessean "The Predators acquired veteran forward Cody McLeod in a trade with the Avalanche on Friday for forward prospect Felix Girard. McLeod, 32, had spent his entire 659-game NHL career in Colorado and was the team's longest-tenured player, scoring 117 points in 10 seasons. He's known for his..." January 13

  • Saros backstops Preds to win vs. Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The ice was tilted heavily in the Boston Bruins' direction on Thursday night. But in what turned into a battle of backup goalies, the Nashville Predators' Juuse Saros stood on his head and stole two points for his short-handed team. Making 35 saves, including 13 in..." January 12

  • Jarnkrok's OT goal lifts Predators past Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As he led a 2-on-0 rush in the dying seconds of overtime Tuesday night, Roman Josi didn't know how much time was left. But he had just enough time to feed Calle Jarnkrok for a game-winning shorthanded goal at 4:58 that gave the Nashville Predators a dramatic 2-1 win over..." January 11

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10

  • Friedman points out which NHL teams are hungry to make trades

    Fanrag Sports "Somebody. Anybody. Make some trades. Hockey fans are anxiously waiting for even a trickle of trade activity in the National Hockey League, but it’s been gravely disappointing on that front for awhile. “I have to tell you, I think there’s teams that really want to do something,” explained..." January 10

  • Quirky Hartman hat trick carries Blackhawks past Preds

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Ryan Hartman always will remember his first career hat trick. How could he forget? The 22-year-old Chicago Blackhawks right winger scored three times in the third period Sunday, on a teammate's fluttering shot that deflected off his glove, an empty-net goal from 90 feet away, and..." January 08

  • Trouble brewing for Predators? James Neal to IR

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Nashville Predators aren’t hopeless, but they’re also in a tough spot … which includes being out of the playoffs if they began today. To make matters worse, P.K. Subban‘s injury isn’t their only health concern. The Predators announced that they placed James Neal on injured reserve while..." January 08

  • Predators retain Irwin on 1-year extension "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Friday that the club has signed defenseman Matt Irwin to a one-year contract for the 2017-18 season worth $650,000. Irwin, 29 (11/29/87), has appeared in 32 games for the Preds this season, and has earned..." January 07

  • Reimer, McKegg lift Panthers past Predators

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- It was a winning night for the Florida Panthers' B Squad. The Panthers were forced to improvise with starting goalie Roberto Luongo pulled moments before the start of the game due to upper-body discomfort and top-line forwards Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau already..." January 06

  • Sissons scores 3 in Predators' rout of Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- The Nashville Predators proved efficiently effective to claim their second victory in the past six games. The Predators scored six goals on 18 shots, led by Colton Sissons' first career hat trick, to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-1 on Thursday night at Amalie Arena...." January 05

  • Weber scores vs. former team as Canadiens win in OT

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Shea Weber tried his best not to look at the tribute video Tuesday night and worked really hard at preventing his emotions from taking over. But the quivering lower lip during the long ovation the Nashville Predators' fans bestowed on their former captain told one all..." January 04

  • Shea Weber receives touching tribute from Predators in return to Nashville

    Fox Sports "When the Predators shipped Shea Weber to the Canadiens this summer in exchange for P.K. Subban, it marked the end of an era in two cities. Not only did the shocking blockbuster involve two of the best defensemen in hockey, but also two that had spent their entire career with the team that drafted..." January 04

  • Crosby, McDavid, Price, Subban voted NHL All-Star captains

    Sportsnet "The NHL has released it’s captains for the 2017 NHL All-Star Game, and, no, John Scott did not take home the honours this year. The four captains for their respective divisions are Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins (Metropolitan Division), Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers (Pacific..." January 03

  • Are the NHL outdoor games still must-see TV?

    Yardbarker "The plan here for New Year’s Day was about the same as it has been for the last couple of years: Curl up into a ball and watch the first of the NHL outdoor games until the NYE-induced champagne headache finally faded. A couple years ago, there was a sizable amount of people that did the exact..." January 03

  • Shea Weber’s legacy to be celebrated in return to Nashville

    Sportsnet "We can only imagine what it will be like for Shea Weber to walk past the dressing room he sat in for 11 seasons—five of them as captain of the Nashville Predators—and take his place in the visitors’ room at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday. On his way there, the 6-foot-4 Montreal Canadiens..." January 03

  • Subban has herniated disc, possibly facing surgery

    Sportsnet "There is beginning to be some concern about the health status of Nashville Predators defenceman P.K. Subban. Subban has not played since Dec. 15 when he skated a full 25:14. Since then he has missed seven games with what the team has called an upper-body injury. The subject was broached by..." January 01

  • Predators Place P.K. Subban on Injured Reserve "The Nashville Predators have placed defenseman P.K. Subban on Injured Reserve with an upper-body injury, and his status will be reevaluated in approximately two to three weeks. Subban last played on Dec. 15 and has been out of the lineup since with the ailment. " January 01

  • Saros, Predators shut out Blues

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- For years, the Nashville Predators have had one of the best goalies in the NHL in Pekka Rinne. Now they may have one of the best backups as well. Juuse Saros, a 21-year-old native of Finland, earned the first shutout of his career in his seventh start Friday night in the..." December 30

  • Kane's milestone goal lifts Blackhawks by Predators

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Following a 3-1 loss Tuesday night at home to the Winnipeg Jets, Chicago Blackhawks right winger Patrick Kane said he and his line needed to take more shots on net. Taking his advice to heart, Kane scored the winning goal and reached a personal milestone with a flick of..." December 29

  • Spurgeon's OT goal lifts Wild to 11th straight victory

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It doesn't seem to matter what kind of game the Minnesota Wild play, where they play it or even how they get there. All they do is win, and their franchise-record winning streak reached 11 in dramatic fashion Tuesday night. Defenseman Jared Spurgeon converted Jordan..." December 27

  • Budaj, Kings shut out Predators

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Two years ago, Peter Budaj wasn't even in the NHL. Now he is threatening to play in the All-Star Game at his home arena. Pushing aside 28 shots, Budaj registered his fourth shutout of the season Thursday night as the Los Angeles Kings continued their marathon road..." December 22

  • First Predators draft pick David Legwand retires

    Tennessean "David Legwand, the Predators' first draft pick and holder of many franchise records, announced his retirement from the NHL on Thursday. Nashville selected the forward at No. 2 in the 1998 draft, and he played nearly 1,000 games with the Predators over 14-plus seasons. His 956 career games, 210..." December 22

  • Neal scores twice as Predators pound Devils

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- James Neal scored twice and Viktor Arvidsson added three assists as the Nashville Predators defeated the New Jersey Devils 5-1 on Tuesday night at the Prudential Center. The win was the second in as many nights for the Predators (15-12-5), who also rallied for a 2-1 shootout..." December 20

  • Predators’ P.K. Subban day-to-day, could miss next two games

    Sportsnet "The Nashville Predators hit the ice without defenceman P.K. Subban on Saturday night, and it looks like they’ll have to do the same for two more games. Subban remains day-to-day with an upper-body injury, and according to The Tennessean he did not travel with the club for their brief, two-day..." December 19

  • Rinne, Predators stop Flyers in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Nashville Predators are finally proving they have enough gas in the tank to finish the race. Center Filip Forsberg sent the game into overtime with a third-period goal, and defenseman Ryan Ellis scored the only goal of the shootout, leading the Predators to a 2-1 win over..." December 19

  • Rangers defeat Predators in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For the 13:09 that he was on the ice Saturday night, Jimmy Vesey heard nothing less than a dull roar, and occasionally loud, profane chants. But at the end, the New York Rangers' rookie left winger silenced the raucous sellout crowd in Bridgestone Arena with a shootout..." December 18

  • Subban day to day with upper-body injury "Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban missed the game against the New York Rangers at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday because of an upper-body injury. Subban is listed as day-to-day. He did not participate in the morning skate Saturday. Subban played 25:14 in a 5-2 loss against the..." December 18

  • For Pekka Rinne, a great November, followed by a dismal December

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pekka Rinne‘s save percentage has fallen to a dismal .848 for December — an especially shocking number after he was named the NHL’s first star of November. Nashville’s starting goalie surrendered three first-period goals in last night’s 5-2 loss to Minnesota. The Preds ended up outshooting the..." December 17

  • Wild top Preds for 6th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Two games. One loss. Nine goals. A 4.35 goals-against average and an .850 save percentage. That was the sum total of the Devan Dubnyk era in Nashville back in January of 2014, when he was one of several goalies the Predators tried after Pekka Rinne was knocked out for..." December 15

  • Predators rally past Blues

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The first 22 minutes of Tuesday night's game bore all the earmarks of another long game for the Nashville Predators. Trailing by three goals to the St. Louis Blues, Nashville was well on the way to falling to 1-4-1 in December and Bridgestone Arena had all the atmosphere..." December 13

  • P.K. Subban takes over All-Star vote lead in Central Division

    Pro Hockey Talk "The second week of the NHL All-Star fan vote produced a change on the leaderboard with Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban taking over the lead in the Central Division, passing Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane. Subban, playing in his first season with the Predators following the..." December 13

  • Newcomers carry Coyotes to 4-1 victory

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Hope has been a tough sell to the Arizona Coyotes' fan base this season. The franchise has missed the playoffs four straight years and the team sat at the bottom of the NHL standings entering Saturday's game against the Nashville Predators at Gila River Arena. For one..." December 10

  • Stars roll past visiting Predators

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Recently, Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff lamented his big names not pulling their offensive weight. Well, on Thursday against the Nashville Predators at American Airlines Center, his superstars delivered, as Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Jason Spezza combined for eight points in a 5-2..." December 09

  • Josi, Predators slip past Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- James Neal's return from a four-game absence helped return the Nashville Predators to the win column. Neal scored his team-high 11th goal Tuesday night as Nashville salvaged the finale of a three-game homestand, holding off the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 at Bridgestone..." December 07

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Simmonds tallies twice as Flyers top Predators

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Philadelphia Flyers' fathers accompanied their sons for their one-day trip to Music City Sunday. Wayne Simmonds gave his dad a couple of goals. "He didn't say much to me but I know on the inside, he's glowing," Simmonds said. Philadelphia fans are glowing..." December 04

  • Cammalleri scores in OT as Devils edge Predators

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The New Jersey Devils got one shot in overtime and made it count. Michael Cammalleri's second goal of the day at 4:42 capped a rally from a three-goal deficit Saturday as New Jersey stunned the Nashville Predators 5-4 at Bridgestone Arena. After Nashville controlled..." December 03