General manager David Poile announced the deal Thursday.
Spaling, 24, from Drayton, Ontario, tied for fourth with nine goals in 47 games last season. The 58th selection overall in the second round of the 2007 draft, Spaling has played in 226 games with the Predators and has 52 points. Nashville is 20-4-1 when he scores a goal and 34-9-3 when he has a point.
It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.
— Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threatening illness