Predators Rumors & News

  • Shea Weber leaves game with injury

    Tennessean "The one thing the Predators couldn't afford in Friday's game was to lose another significant player to injury. Or so it seemed, anyway. The Predators entered Game 2 of the first-round playoff series without one of their most valuable players, center Mike Fisher, who missed the contest with a..." April 18

  • Predators beat Blackhawks, even series 1-1

    Tennessean "Even as the losses piled up, the Predators' attitude remained resolute. Their effort over seven straight losses was sufficient, but they just didn't have any results to show for it. But results are all that matter in the playoffs. Facing a potential 2-0 deficit to the Blackhawks after two..." April 18

  • Goalie switch sparks Blackhawks to double-OT win in Game 1

    CSN Chicago "Sometimes the goaltender is changed because he isn’t playing very well. Other times, it’s because the team playing in front of the goaltender needs to wake up. Whether or not coach Joel Quenneville made the switch for the first reason we don’t know quite yet. But it definitely got the..." April 16

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    Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten

    Laviolette says Weber & Josi likely to practice tomorrow, Fisher and Franson remain day-to-day, Nystrom remains further out. #Preds

  • Predators' Weber happy to see playoffs again "Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber was not a happy man at the end of the 2013-14 regular season. His team had just missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs in consecutive seasons for the first time in his career, and the only NHL coach he'd ever known, Barry Trotz, was fired after the..." April 12

  • Benn wins Art Ross trophy as Stars blitz Preds

    Fox Sports Southwest "Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn delivered his second career hat trick and added an assist for good measure, giving him an NHL-leading 87 points for the season, winning him the Art Ross Trophy as the Stars beat the Nashville Predators 4-1 before a sellout crowd at American Airlines Center on..." April 12

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    Adam Vingan @AdamVingan

    No Franson (upper body), no Weber/Josi/Fisher (lower body) against Dallas.

  • Wild Lay Down the Beats on that Nashville Honkeytonk Ass

    Hockey Wilderness "The Wild clinched in a big game against the Blackhawks on Tuesday and decided to give its team MVP Devan Dubnyk a very deserved night off. Taking a seat Thursday night as well was Zach Parise, Thomas Vanek, and Nino Niederreiter. Enter Matt Cooke, Sean Bergenheim, and Darcy Kuemper. The Wild..." April 10

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    Nashville Predators @PredsNHL

    Forward Mike Fisher will miss tonight’s game with a lower-body injury. He is day-to-day. #Preds

  • Predators sign KHL goal scoring champion Steve Moses "Even though they are still contenders in the Western Conference this season, the Nashville Predators are still getting an early start on putting together their roster for the 2015-16 season. The team announced on Thursday that it has signed free agent forward Steve Moves to a one-year contract..." April 09

  • Hishon's first career goal lifts Avalanche to 3-2 win over slumping Predators

    Mile High Hockey "A strong games from some of the most talented players leads to a win against a top NHL squad. So the Thompson family missed the first period and the first 15 minutes of the second due to a variety of reasons. Some dude who needs to buy a vowel (Calle Jarnkrok) had apparently put the Preds up..." April 08

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Predators welcome Gaustad, Santorelli back to practice

    Tennessean "The Predators welcomed another healthy body back to the ice on Monday, as center Paul Gaustad returned to practice after missing Saturday's contest with an upper-body injury. Gaustad suffered the injury Tuesday, when he took a blind-side, open-ice hit to the head from Vancouver's Alex Burrows...." April 06

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

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    Thomas Willis @TomAWillis

    Laviolette says it will be good to have Weber, Cullen and Neal back in the lineup tonight. #Preds

  • Nashville’s Shea Weber returning just in time for Dallas

    Dallas Morning News "Nashville defenseman Shea Weber is expected to return from a lower body injury and has been having a great season against the Stars. Weber has three goals among four points and is plus-5 vs. Dallas in three games. Benn has one assist in three games against Nashville but is leading the Stars in..." April 04

  • Predators hope returning players readjust quickly

    Tennessean "Just over a week before the end of the regular season, the Predators are happily welcoming back a number of key contributors. The challenge now is to work those players back into the lineup as seamlessly as possible in preparation for the postseason. Practice participants on Thursday..." April 03

  • Predators D Roman Josi is unsung hero of special season in Nashville "Looking at the Nashville Predators and their incredible run to the top of the Central Division and their even less likely bid for the Presidents' Trophy still in progress, there have been many people credited with helping lead the team to this incredible turnaround. At the top of the list, and..." April 01

  • Canucks weather late short-handed storm, down Predators in shootout

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks were in a little trouble at the start of the game and Alex Burrows was in deep trouble by the end. But along the way the National Hockey League team continued to steam toward the National Hockey League playoffs by doing just enough to beat the Nashville Predators 5-4 in a..." April 01

  • Calgary Flames win over host Nashville Predators

    Calgary Sun "Don’t count ‘em out yet. In fact, for now, you can count ’em back in. The Calgary Flames admitted Sunday’s matinee in the Music City was a ‘must-win’ contest, and they responded with an impressive performance, climbing back into a playoff spot thanks to a 5-2 victory over the Nashville..." March 30

  • Predators clinch without injured Shea Weber "The Nashville Predators clinched a playoff spot on Saturday afternoon, but did it without captain Shea Weber. The defenceman is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, according to Stephen Whyno of The Canadian Press." March 28

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    Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten

    Shea Weber out today --> “@TomAWillis: #Preds D-paring in warm ups: Josi-Jones Ekholm-Franson Ellis-Volchenkov”

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    Jim Diamond @diamondhockey

    Calgary lost in regulation in Minnesota tonight. A win of any kind tomorrow for the Predators means they clinch a playoff spot.

  • Early Goals Propel Preds Past Bolts, 3-2

    On The Forecheck "The Predators notched a second consecutive win against a top team in the Eastern Conference with a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Things are happening. Hockey is fun again. Out of the gate, this game was much different than what we've been used to. The Predators not only put the first..." March 27

  • Filip Forsberg returns to Washington a budding star

    USA Today "In a moment of candor earlier this season, Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan reflected on the April 3, 2013, trade that sent forward Filip Forsberg to the Nashville Predators. "I think he's played well," said MacLellan, who was Washington's assistant general manager at the..." March 27

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1 "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Predators topple East-best Canadiens in overtime

    Fox Sports Tennessee "Was it an eerie revenge story for Nashville? In an ending very reminiscent of their Jan. 20th meeting against the same team, the Predators (45-21-8) edged the Canadiens (46-20-8) after Filip Forsberg's marker gave the Predators a 3-2 overtime victory. SLAP SHOTS FAST-PACED CONTEST EARLY On..." March 25

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • Preds call up ’14 first-rounder Fiala

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Predators announced that Kevin Fiala has been summoned under emergency circumstances. In the likely event that he makes his debut with Nashville during this stint, he will become fourth player in franchise history to play at the age of 18. Fiala was taken with the 11th overall pick in the..." March 24

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Nashville's Craig Smith has been fined $5,000 for high-sticking Buffalo's Jerry D'Amigo.

  • Predators beat Sabres to end home skid

    Tennessean "Among the root causes of the Predators' nearly month-long downturn has been a lack of offense. In losing nine of 11 games since Feb. 26, the Predators had averaged 1.73 goals per game, more than a goal per game less than during their first 61 games of the season. Those struggles, for the..." March 22

  • Dumba's OT goal gives Wild a big win in Nashville

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "There are few things more irritating in hockey than somebody taking their sweaty hockey gloves and rubbing them repulsively across another’s face. Matt Dumba was face-washed a lot late Tuesday night. He loved every second of it. That’s because it wasn’t Nashville Predators agitators..." March 18

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

  • Should the NHL suspend Mike Ribeiro over assault lawsuit?

    On The Forecheck "TMZ and the Nashville Predators, that's an unfamiliar pairing, isn't it? That's why, when last week I saw a TMZ headline reading "NHL's Mike Ribeiro Sued -- Allegedly Assaults Nanny ... Calls BS On Accuser", I not only read the piece but shared it on Twitter. After all, even as repulsive as..." March 17

  • Anaheim Ducks’ late rally sends them past Nashville Predators

    L.A. Daily News "When it mattered most, when they trailed by two goals and time grew short Sunday night, the Ducks suddenly roared to life and looked like potential Stanley Cup champions. They scored one goal, then another, then another, then another. The Ducks’ relentless third-period attack more than made up..." March 16

  • Predators' James Neal day-to-day with injury

    Tennessean "Predators forward James Neal missed Saturday's win over Los Angeles with an upper-body injury and his status is day-to-day. Neal's 22 goals are tied for first on the team with Craig Smith and his 35 points (22 goals, 13 assists) in 63 games are tied for seventh. The injury was believed to be..." March 15

  • Third line, Niemi clutch in important win for Sharks over Preds

    CSN Bay Area "It had been more than two months since the Sharks’ second power-play unit had scored a goal, but coach Todd McLellan sent them out to start a late second period advantage in a scoreless game on Thursday against Nashville anyway. It took that group –- the Sharks’ third line of Chris Tierney,..." March 13

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12

  • Predators' Colin Wilson realizing his potential

    Tennessean "Colin Wilson can't pinpoint just one reason why this season has been different for him. Some of it has to do with new Predators head coach Peter Laviolette and a more attack-oriented system. Some of it has to do with playing alongside more offensive-minded linemates on a regular basis. And..." March 12

  • Predators snap losing streak

    Tennessean "In the shadow of the desert, the Predators finally found their oasis on Monday. After going six games and nearly two weeks without a victory, they snapped their slide on Monday, edging Arizona 2-1 in overtime for their first win since Feb. 24 against Colorado. It wasn't a victory that came..." March 10

  • Evgeny Romasko will become NHL's first Russian referee on Monday "On Monday night in Detroit, when the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers, Evgeny Romasko will make some history when he becomes the first Russian referee in NHL history when he joins Paul Devorski on the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The 33-year-old Romasko had some assignments earlier this season in..." March 09

  • Lawyer: Ribeiro to ‘vigorously fight’ $1M lawsuit alleging abuse of ex-nanny

    Pro Hockey Talk "The lawyer representing Nashville center Mike Ribeiro — who’s currently being sued by a former nanny — said his client will “vigorously fight” the lawsuit, which is seeking more than $1 million in damages. “In consideration of the people involved, especially the Ribeiro family, the National..." March 07

  • Predators forward Nystrom to miss four weeks "Nashville Predators forward Eric Nystrom will miss four weeks with a lower-body injury, according to the team. Nystrom, in his ninth NHL season and second with the Predators, has seven goals and 12 points in 60 games." March 06

  • Is Predators 'grinding schedule' taking toll?

    Tennessean "One of the explanations for the Predators looking a little sluggish and slow in some recent games could be a simple one: tired legs. The Predators' 3-1 loss Tuesday to New Jersey was the team's 20th game in 36 days since the NHL All-Star break. Only one other team, Florida, has played 20 in 36..." March 04

  • Devils D-feat Nashville Predators, 3-1

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils dressed seven defensemen and got goals from two of them Tuesday night in a 3-1 victory over the Nashville Predators at Prudential Center. Adam Larsson and Eric Gelinas scored goals while Peter Harrold was used at right wing in the game as the Devils raised their record to 6-1-1 in..." March 04

  • Rangers roll over Predators in Yandle’s Blueshirts debut

    New York Post "It probably wont’ take long for Keith Yandle to get used to this. The Rangers’ newest defenseman joined the club for Monday night’s 4-1 win over the Predators at the Garden, discarding the league’s top team with moderate ease. Yandle was obtained on the eve of Monday afternoon’s trade..." March 03

  • Predators F Mike Fisher, wife Carrie Underwood welcome new baby "Nashville Predators forward Mike Fisher has been outstanding since he returned from the severe Achilles injury he suffered in the offseason. The Predators are enjoying great success on the ice, looking like a President's Trophy and maybe even a Stanley Cup contender this year. So there's been..." March 03

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  • Tatar to rescue as Wings overtake Preds

    Detroit News "The Red Wings ended this particular road trip the way they've pretty much played the entire way through —resiliently and with a victory. They rallied in the third period for the third time in five games in this trip, rallying for a 4-3 victory over the Predators. Alexey Marchenko and Tomas..." March 01