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Colton Sissons and the Nashville Predators have agreed on a seven-year extension worth $20 million. (Source: Elliotte Friedman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is one of the more unique deals you'll ever see. The 25-year-old Sissons is what he is - a bottom six forward, nothing more. It's rare that this kind of term is given to players like Sissons, but the two parties are clearly happy with each other. Sissons supplied career highs last season with 15 goals and 30 points and if he keeps that up throughout the duration of this deal, both sides should be content. As for fantasy owners, there's not much to see here.

Category: Transactions


The Nashville Predators traded star defenseman P.K Subban to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Steven Santini, prospect Jeremy Davies and two draft picks. (Source: Tsn.com)

Fantasy Impact: the rumors have been swirling for weeks now and the Predators finally pulled the trigger on the deal. Most believe that the move is to mostly to clear up cap space to sign coveted free agent Matt Duchene, whom many believe the Predators are favorites to land. Losing PK is a big blow to the defense, but also with the young stud Defensemen Dante Fabbro joining the roster, it made a defensemen expendable and PK was the most valuable chip.

Category: Transactions


Predators young defensemen Dante Fabbro took a puck off the face at the worlds on Monday in Slovakia. (Source: CBSsports.com)

Fantasy Impact: Obviously the Predators are very concerned about their future defensive star, they may decide to hold Fabbro out of the Worlds so he can come back and be evaluated by team doctors. Fabbro is expected to be ready by training camp.

Category: Injury Updates


Pekka Rinne halted 40 out of 42 shots faced by the Dallas Stars as Nashville went on to win Game Three 3-2 Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Rinne has now won two straight games for the Predators and has kept his save percentage above 0.950 during this stretch as well. He improves his record to 2-1-0 with a 0.936 SV% and a 1.98 GAA for this post-season.

Category: Game Recaps


Mikael Granlund potted his first career playoff goal in a Predators uniform as he scored the game-winner in Game Three versus Dallas.

Fantasy Impact: Granlund was dubbed the Game Three hero as the Nashville Predators escaped Dallas with a 3-2 victory Monday night. This was Granlund's first point produced in the playoffs for his new team. He will look to become a bigger contributor as this series progresses.

Category: Game Recaps


Filip Forsberg scored his first goal of the playoffs as the Nashville Predators defeated the Dallas Stars by a score of 3-2 Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: The stifling Dallas defense was able to hold Forsberg in check for the first two games of the series before he broke through in Game Three. This just might be the spark Forsberg needs to get going for the Predator's offense. If that is the case, Dallas is going to have their hands full for the remainder of this series.

Category: Game Recaps


Rocco Grimaldi scored a goal for the second consecutive game in a row as the Nashville Predators defeated the Stars 3-2 Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Grimaldi has scored goals in back-to-back games for the Predators. He is definitely becoming a big difference maker for Nashville as they look to win a Stanley Cup this post-season. He will look to continue to contribute in big ways this series against Dallas.

Category: Game Recaps


Craig Smith buried the game winning goal against the Dallas Stars in Saturday's 2-1 OT win.

Fantasy Impact: Smith now has seven career playoff goals scored in 44 games played.

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Calle Jarnkrok provided assists on Rocco Grimaldi's and Craig Smith's goals as Nashville defeated Dallas 2-1 in OT Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Jarnkrok has two assists and a plus-three rating in two post-season games played in this year.

Category: Game Recaps


Roman Josi scores in win

Sat, Mar 9th 6:39am EST
By Kamran Hoda

Roman Josi scored a goal in a win against the Wild.

Fantasy Impact: Josi's goal was his 15th of the season and his 53rd point. The 15 goals ties a career high and he's nine points away from setting a career high.

Category: Game Recaps


Wayne Simmonds with assist

Sat, Mar 9th 6:37am EST
By Kamran Hoda

Wayne Simmonds recorded an assist in a win against the Predators.

Fantasy Impact: Simmonds is up to 28 points and 12 assists on the season. He's not having a great year but can still somewhat contribute.

Category: Game Recaps


Viktor Arvidsson scored a goal and picked up an assist in a win against the Stars on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Arvidsson's two points brought him up to 22 goals, eight assists, and 30 points total. He'll take on St. Louis next.

Category: Game Recaps


Mattias Ekholm picked up a goal on the power play and an assist on 24:25 of ice-time. Ekholm blocked two shots and finished the game plus one.

Fantasy Impact: Mattias Ekholm's stock has gone up since P.K. Subban has been back from injury to skate alongside him. Thats eight points in the last six games now. Look for it to keep coming as the Predators are starting to get hot as they are getting healthier.

Category: Game Recaps


Ryan Johansen scored on his only shot on goal in the 5-2 loss to the Bruins on Saturday. Johansen went minus two, blocked a shot, and logged 18:41 ice-time. He also spent two minutes in the penalty box.

Fantasy Impact: Ryan Johansen's goal against the Bruins on Saturday was just his second goal in the month of December. While Johansen has been getting by with assists, fantasy owners are glad to finally see him find the back of the net again. Johansen will look to build on this production after Christmas.

Category: Game Recaps


Kyle Turris registered an assist in the Nashville Predators 4-3 overtime victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. After missing 8 games with injury, Turris returned to the lineup and had 17 minutes and 7 seconds of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: Kyle Turris has a respectable 17 points in 24 games played this season. He should see time on the Predators top powerplay unit over the next few games while teammates Victor Arvidsson and Filip Forsberg remain out with injuries.

Category: Game Recaps


Nick Bonino tallied a goal and an assist in the Predators 4-3 overtime victory on Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: With the 2 points, Bonino now has 5 goals and 8 assists for 13 points in 31 games played this season.

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Juuse Saros stopped 20-of-24 shots helping Nashville to a 5-4 overtime victory versus Dallas.

Fantasy Impact: It was his first start since October 30th and he is now 7-2 in nine games played this season. Saros is 3-2 in his last five starts with 17 goals allowed in that span.

Category: Game Recaps


Ryan Ellis managed one assist against the Boston Bruins Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Ellis now has eight assists and no goals through fourteen games. With only twenty-one shots on goal this season, Ellis makes his contributions primarily in the assist column.

Category: Game Recaps


Fiala scored twice in the first period of the Predators 5-4 overtime win on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: With six points in his last five games, Fiala is hot right now.

Category: Game Recaps


Hartnell helped Kyle Turris as the Predators lost 2-1 on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: With 12 points in 34 games (-3), Hartnell is not a good choice in fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps