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NHL Winter Classic Projected Lineup: Predators at Stars

Pollock Printing Projected Lineup: Preds Face Stars Outdoors in 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Director of Digital & Radio Content

The biggest regular-season game in franchise history is here for the Nashville Predators, as they take on the Dallas Stars in the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic (at 1 p.m. CT). 

Nashville (18-14-6) dropped both games of a home-and-home series with the Pittsburgh Penguins to close out 2019. The club is three points out of a playoff spot with multiple games in hand. The Preds were without Colton Sissons (lower-body; Injured Reserve) and Dan Hamhuis (upper-body injury) for Saturday's game in Pittsburgh. Hamhuis resumed skating with the team on Monday and practiced at the Cotton Bowl on Tuesday. 

Dallas (22-14-4) will host the first NHL Winter Classic between two southern teams. The Stars have won two in a row overall, including a comeback victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday. 

The Preds held a practice at Cotton Bowl Stadium on Tuesday evening, but will not hold a morning skate. Below is a Preds projected lineup based on Tuesday's skate: 


Calle Jarnkrok - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson

Filip Forsberg - Matt Duchene - Mikael Granlund

Rocco Grimaldi - Nick Bonino - Craig Smith

Colin Blackwell / Yakov Trenin - Kyle Turris - Austin Watson


Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis

Mattias Ekholm - Dante Fabbro

Dan Hamhuis - Matt Irwin


Pekka Rinne

Juuse Saros

Note: The Predators have not announced a starting goaltender for today's game

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