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Nashville Predators


Filip Forsberg close to return

Tue, Nov 23rd 6:29pm EST
By Fox Wihlborg

Forsberg is back practicing as of Monday and could return within the next few games. Forsberg has been dealing with an upper-body injury since it occurred early in the month. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: The forward has seven points through nine games, playing a major role in the team's offense.

Category: Injury Updates

Predators goaltender Juuse Saros will get the start in net for when Nashville takes on the Anaheim Ducks at home Monday night. (Source: Brooks Bratten on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Saros has struggled to find consistency between the pipes early in the season for the Predators. In 14 games this season, Saros has seven wins, a .919 save percentage, and a 2.46 goals against average. He will be facing a white- hot Ducks team averaging 3.39 goals per game. If you have another option, tonight might be the night to use it.

Matt Duchene scored three goals Saturday night as the Predators lost to the Canadiens 6-3.

Fantasy Impact: Duchene has been impressive for the Predators this season Duchene has 12 goals and 19 points in 17 games for the Predators this season.

Category: Game Recaps

Jeannot scored early in the second period and assisted on Ryan Johansen's first period goal en route to the Predators' 4-2 victory.

Fantasy Impact: His current shot percentage is unsustainable at 20.8 percent so some regression is in store. However, he does pile on in other categories with 25 SOG, 34 hits, and six blocks in just five games. He is worth grabbing and only 9 percent rostered in Yahoo.

Category: Game Recaps

He netted his second goal of the year on an empty net shot to finish the 4-2 victory for Nashville.

Fantasy Impact: He has six points in 13 games, but the opportunities are not there for him to be fantasy relevant yet.

Category: Game Recaps

Ryan Johansen scored a goal Wednesday night as the Predators beat the Stars 4-2.

Fantasy Impact: Johansen scored his fifth goal of the season for the Predators on Wednesday night. Johansen will look to continue to be involved on the offensive end for the Predators.

Category: Game Recaps

Tomasino's power-play goal came late in the second period and led the Predators to victory over the Canucks.

Fantasy Impact: He is producing well on Nashville's second power-play line. At only 12 minutes of ice time, however, he won't be much fantasy help yet.

Category: Game Recaps

Roman Josi scored his fourth goal of the season to help the Predators defeat the Canucks by a score of 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: The goal brings Josi's season line to four goals and eight assists in 11 games. If Josi keeps up that pace, he'll be right in the conversation for the Norris come season's end. He's a top fantasy option at defense.

Category: Game Recaps

Connor Ingram allowed four goals in the Predators 5-2 loss to the Oilers on Wednesday. He saved 25-29 shots against while taking the loss.

Fantasy Impact: Ingram struggled in his second career start . It is tough to perform well when your team is in the second night of a back-to-back and your playing the best offense in the league in the Oilers. Although he is clearly the backup.

Category: Game Recaps

Rocco Grimaldi scored once while adding an assist Tuesday night versus the Lightning.

Fantasy Impact: Grimaldi now has nine goals and there assists on the season.

Category: Game Recaps

Viktor Arvidsson also added a helper to give himself three points on the night.

Fantasy Impact: Arvidsson has always been a streaky player for the last few years. Continue to ride this hot streak as this was the second time in four games he recorded three points.

Category: Game Recaps

Pekka Rinne stopped 31 of 33 shots for a .939 save percentage. He failed to get any goal support as his team got blanked by the Lightning

Fantasy Impact: The Preds have gotten very good goaltending as of late from both Rinne and Juuse Saros. Look for that to continue.

Category: Game Recaps

Ekholm recorded 2 assists with a plus 3 rating Thursday against Detroit.

Fantasy Impact: He was among trade speculation prior to this amazing run. Expect him to remain an important piece of the Preds as the trade deadline approaches.

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Calle Jarnkrok scored a goal and had three assists during a 4-1 win versus Tampa Bay. He also had two shots on goal and finished with a plus-three rating in 14:36 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: In 23 games, Jarnkrok has seven goals and six assists with an even plus/minus rating. The 29-year old veteran is boasting a 21.2 shooting percentage which means he'll likely be due for a regression since he has a career 11.8 shooting percentage in eight seasons.

Category: Game Recaps

Ellis picked up two assists as well as a +1, two SOG, one hit, and five BLK in 27:35 in Nashville's 5-4 loss to Ottawa on Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: Ellis filled the stat sheet all the way around in this one. He remains second on the team in points and is a very solid start in Fantasy. Interesting fact: Nashville is the only team in the NHL with two defensemen in the team's top three scorers.

Category: Game Recaps

The Preds lost 3-2 in overtime on Monday after Turris' power-play goal. He was also credited with an assist on Calle Jarnkrok's second period goal.

Fantasy Impact: With 11 points in twenty games (-2), the top-line center is a possibility for fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps

Bonino helped Rocco Grimaldi for the game-winner as the Preds shut out the Hurricanes 3-0 on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: At 16 points in 26 games (+9), Bonino is borderline in fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps

Watson netted the final goal of the 3-0 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Fantasy Impact: Playing on the fourth line, with only nine points in 26 games (+4), Watson should not be on fantasy teams.

Category: Game Recaps

Fabbro helped Nick Bonino in the first period as the Preds defeated the Blues 3-2 in a shootout.

Fantasy Impact: With six points in 23 games (+6), this defenseman is not significant for fantasy players.

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Granlund assisted Mattias Eckholm in the first period of the 4-2 victory on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: The center is heating up with five points in five games but the Preds need to prove their slump is over before he can be recommended for fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps