The Predators could receive some added offensive punch as they begin a three-game Western Canada trip in Vancouver (tonight at 9 p.m. CT).
Ryan Johansen and Scott Hartnell have joined the team for practice the last two days and skated on the first and fourth lines, respectively. They were then activated from Injured Reserve on Wednesday afternoon. Nashville (18-7-4) has points in all four of their December games, with their last regulation loss coming at the hands of tonight's opponent, the Vancouver Canucks (on Nov. 30).
Vancouver (14-13-4) has lost three games in a row and is 5-6-3 at Rogers Arena. Despite the recent skid, the Canucks sit just three points out of the Western Conference's final playoff spot.
On Wednesday morning, the Predators reassigned forward Frederick Gaudreau to the Milwaukee Admirals.
Nashville held a full morning skate on Wednesday; below is a projected lineup based on the session: