Projected Lineup: Predators at Lightning

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  • The Nashville Predators may be facing their first battle with injuries as they visit the Tampa Bay Lightning (at 6 p.m. CT).
  • The Preds (6-3-1) shut out the Minnesota Wild, 4-0, on Thursday, but center Matt Duchene left the game early with a lower-body injury.
  • Duchene participated in the morning skate in Tampa Bay, but Filip Forsberg and Austin Watson did not.
  • Forsberg (lower-body; day-to-day) has resumed skating on an individual basis.
  • Nashville recalled forward Anthony Richard on Saturday morning.
  • Richard played in his first NHL game last season.
  • The Lightning (5-3-1) have played only one other game this week – a contest on Wednesday they won 3-2 over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
  • Nashville has won their last three visits to Amalie Arena.
  • Below is a Preds projected lineup based on Saturday’s morning skate:

Forwards

Calle Jarnkrok – Ryan Johansen – Viktor Arvidsson
Mikael Granlund – Kyle Turris – Matt Duchene
Rocco Grimaldi – Nick Bonino – Craig Smith
Miikka Salomaki – Colton Sissons – Anthony Richard

Defense

Roman Josi – Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm – Dante Fabbro
Dan Hamhuis – Matt Irwin

Goaltenders

Juuse Saros
Pekka Rinne
Sources & Credits: NHL, Thomas Willis / Director of Digital & Radio Content, Nashville Predators
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