The Nashville Predators host one of the top teams in the Western Conference and one of their fiercest rivals tonight as the Anaheim Ducks come to town.
The Preds (4-3-1) erased a two-goal deficit in the third period, but fell to the Florida Panthers in a shootout on Saturday evening. Filip Forsberg missed his second-straight game with a lower-body injury. He did not skate at Monday's practice. Additionally, Mikael Granlund and Calle Jarnkrok were absent from Monday's on-ice session.
The Ducks (6-3-0) are off to a fast start and just lost their first home game of the season on Sunday, 2-1 to the Calgary Flames. The Ducks and Predators have met three times in the postseason (2017, 2016 and 2011), with the Predators winning all three series.
Nashville held an optional morning skate on Tuesday. Below is a projected lineup based on Monday's practice and Saturday's game:
Calle Jarnkrok - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson
Mikael Granlund - Kyle Turris - Matt Duchene
Rocco Grimaldi - Nick Bonino - Craig Smith
Miikka Salomaki - Colton Sissons - Austin Watson
Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm - Dante Fabbro
Dan Hamhuis - Yannick Weber
Note: The Predators have not announced a starting goaltender for tonight's game