NASHVILLE -- Nashville Predators forward Craig Smith, who is tied for third on the team in points with 15, will get back in the lineup for the first time in four games Saturday when his team plays host to the San Jose Sharks at Bridgestone Arena.
Smith was a healthy scratch in the first of those three games Dec. 7 after he failed to score a point in five straight games. Then he came down with flu-like symptoms. Overall, the streaky Smith has one point in his past seven games and has not scored since Nov. 21.
"I just want to see him play with the speed and the energy he can and get pucks towards the net," Predators coach Barry Trotz said of Smith. "That's what he's good at and he needs to be good at."