PREDATORS (7-5-2) at BLUE JACKETS (9-5-1)
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Columbus Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson is expected to return to the lineup after missing four games when the Blue Jackets host the Nashville Predators at Nationwide Arena on Tuesday.
Atkinson, sidelined with a lower-body injury, will try to help Columbus avoid its third straight loss (0-1-1); the Blue Jackets are 4-2-1 in their past seven games. Atkinson has five points (four goals, one assist) in 11 games this season.
The Predators will not have center Kyle Turris in the lineup. Acquired from the Colorado Avalanche as part of a three-way trade with the Ottawa Senators on Sunday, Turris is going through the immigration process and should be available when the Predators host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.
Nashville is going for a season-high three-game winning streak after going 1-3-1 in its previous five games.
Players to watch
Predators forward Scott Hartnell returns to Columbus for the first time since signing a free-agent contract with Nashville on July 1, 2017. He played three seasons with the Blue Jackets from 2014-17 and had 146 points (64 goals, 82 assists) in 234 games.
Blue Jackets forward Josh Anderson leads Columbus with six goals. He has nine points (six goals, three assists) in his past 11 games.
They said it
"I'm looking forward to getting a chance to play with him. I always didn't like playing against him. He's a competitor and [was] a big, big piece of Ottawa's team last year." -- Predators center Ryan Johansen on Turris
"We need to get back to work and try to have a short memory. Obviously we're not happy with it. It sunk us tonight." -- Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky after the New York Rangers scored three power-play goals in five chances in Columbus' 5-3 loss on Monday
Predators projected lineup
Scott Hartnell -- Ryan Johansen -- Viktor Arvidsson
Filip Forsberg -- Colton Sissons -- Craig Smith
Kevin Fiala -- Calle Jarnkrok -- Miikka Salomaki
Cody McLeod -- Frederick Gaudreau -- Austin Watson
Roman Josi -- Mattias Ekholm
Alexei Emelin -- P.K. Subban
Matt Irwin -- Yannick Weber
Scratched: Anthony Bitetto, Pontus Aberg, Kyle Turris
Injured: Nick Bonino (lower body), Ryan Ellis (ankle)
Blue Jackets projected lineup
Artemi Panarin -- Nick Foligno -- Josh Anderson
Boone Jenner -- Brandon Dubinsky -- Cam Atkinson
Tyler Motte -- Alexander Wennberg -- Oliver Bjorkstrand
Sonny Milano -- Pierre-Luc Dubois -- Markus Hannikainen
Zach Werenski -- Seth Jones
Jack Johnson -- David Savard
Ryan Murray -- Gabriel Carlsson
Scratched: Scott Harrington, Markus Nutivaara, Zac Dalpe
Injured: Matt Calvert (upper body), Lukas Sedlak (ankle)
Rinne will start after Saros earned his first win of the season, 4-3 in overtime, at the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. … Korpisalo may start for the Blue Jackets, who did not hold a morning skate.
The Predators have won three straight and five of six against the Blue Jackets. … Bjorkstrand has four points (three goals, one assist) in a three-game point streak.