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Projected Lineup: Coyotes vs. Predators

Craig Smith May Be Back in the Lineup While PA Parenteau is Out, as Preds End Season Series with Yotes

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Nashville Predators begin their longest remaining home stand - one of the three-game variety - tonight against the Arizona Coyotes (at 7 p.m. CT).

A loss at Carolina sent the Preds from third in the Central Division into a Wild Card spot, but a win on Monday would lift them back into the division's top three. Nashville (35-25-11) has dropped their first two contests against the Coyotes (0-1-1) this season and will try to claim a win in the teams' final meeting (and only one in Nashville).

Arizona (26-36-9) starts a back-to-back set tonight (then tomorrow at Tampa Bay) and lost their last game 3-0 to St. Louis on Saturday. The Coyotes topped the Preds 3-2 (SO) on Nov. 3 and 4-1 on Dec. 10.

Nashville held a full morning skate on Monday and were joined by Miikka Salomaki (Injured Reserve, lower-body), Vernon Fiddler (upper-body injury) and PA Parenteau.

Below is a look at their projected lineup based on the session:


Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson

Kevin Fiala - Calle Jarnkrok - James Neal

Colin Wilson - Mike Fisher - Craig Smith

Cody McLeod - Colton Sissons - Austin Watson


Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis

Mattias Ekholm - P.K. Subban

Matt Irwin - Yannick Weber


Pekka Rinne

Juuse Saros

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

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