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Hartnell has big bear hug for an old friend in Nashville

As veteran returns to Predators, longtime locker room attendant thrilled to see him

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Brothers don't shake hands, brothers gotta hug!

Scott Hartnell's return to the Nashville Predators after 10 seasons away turned emotional when he finally saw Craig Baugh, the man they call "Partner," a longtime locker room attendant for the team.

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In a video captured by Gnash, the Predators mascot, Hartnell, who signed a one-year deal to return to Nashville, where he spent his first six NHL seasons, the veteran forward is pointed out to Baugh while working out in the weight room.

Baugh couldn't believe it.

Hartnell quickly went to the door with an extra large bear hug and an exclaimation of 'Bro!' for his old friend.

"Welcome home buddy!" Baugh said during the emotional embrace.

It was Hartnell, back in 2012 while visiting Nashville with the Phildelphia Flyers, who singled out Baugh, saying "he just puts a big smile on your face."

For Baugh, the feeling, as the saying goes, is mutual.

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