The Predators and Stars conclude their regular-season series tonight (at 7:30 p.m. CT) in Dallas with their fifth meeting of the campaign.
Nashville (34-22-5) has beaten Dallas twice in overtime this season, including a 3-2 win in OT on Feb. 7. The Preds dropped the first game of their current two-game road trip in Vegas, losing 5-1, on Saturday.
The Predators held an optional morning skate on Tuesday at American Airlines Center. Craig Smith, who missed Monday's practice as well, did not take part in the session. Miikka Salomaki remains on Injured Reserve but has resumed skating with the team.
Dallas (29-24-5) has been shut out in their last two games, falling to the Tampa Bay Lightning and Carolina Hurricanes.
Below is a Preds projected lineup based on Monday's practice: