Ready to retool their roster, the Predators dipped into the free agent market to add a forward with size and speed.

Nashville started the day by signing former Chicago Blackhawks forward Viktor Stalberg, a 6-foot-3, 27-year-old winger who scored 22 goals two seasons ago, to a four-year, $12 million deal.

The Predators also added Matt Cullen from the Minnesota Wild with a two-year, $7 million contract. They also signed center Matt Hendricks from the Washington Capitals.

Dallas’ Eric Nystrom was also on Nashville’s radar as free agency entered its second hour. The Predators, who had close to $16 million of salary cap space, are also looking for a backup goaltender.

Nashville said it wanted to add a top-six forward, and Stalberg fits that mold. He was buried on the depth chart with the Stanley Cup champs this past season, but he had 23 points in 47 games, which would have been third-most on the offensively-starved Predators.