Carter Hutton will make a fourth consecutive start in goal for the Nashville Predators as they try to extend their winning streak to four games Tuesday in a game against the Central Division-leading Chicago Blackhawks.
Marek Mazanec, the NHL's Rookie of the Month for November, wasn't feeling well Tuesday morning but was expected to dress as Hutton's backup against the Blackhawks, who lead the overall League standings with 53 points and also have the No. 1-ranked offense at 3.64 goals per game.
Chicago activated forward Bryan Bickell off injured reserve Monday. Bickell had five goals and one assist in 22 games before a lower-body injury sidelined him for the past 14 games. He was on a line with Brandon Saad and Andrew Shaw at the morning skate Tuesday.
To clear space for Bickell's return, forward Jeremy Morin was reassigned to Rockford of the American Hockey League.
Antti Raanta was the first goalie off the ice at the Blackhawks' morning skate and will start. Raanta is 6-1-1 and comes off a 21-save performance in a 3-1 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday.
Here's how the lineups could look Tuesday for the Blackhawks and Predators: