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Projected Lineup: Bruins vs. Predators

Ryan Johansen Day-to-Day with Upper-Body Injury; Yannick Weber Could Return

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The finale of a four-game home stand pits the Nashville Predators against the Boston Bruins (tonight at 7 p.m. CT). 

The Predators (16-7-3) can claim six out of eight points from the four-game stretch at Bridgestone Arena with a win. Nashville beat Chicago to open the four-game period, then fell to the Vancouver Canucks and later topped the Anaheim Ducks in a shootout on Saturday.

The Bruins (12-8-4) bested the Preds on opening night on Oct. 5, 4-3, and have won two in a row, including a shutout win over the Flyers on Saturday.  

Nashville held a full morning skate on Monday. Ryan Johansen, who left in the second period of Saturday's game and did not return, was not present for the session. Scott Hartnell (Injured Reserve), Yannick Weber (IR) and Ryan Ellis (non-roster injury) again joined the Preds for the practice skate. 

Update: Johansen is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Below is a projected lineup based on the Preds morning skate: 


Kevin Fiala - Kyle Turris - Craig Smith

Filip Forsberg - Calle Jarnkrok - Pontus Aberg

Colton Sissons - Nick Bonino - Viktor Arvidsson

Miikka Salomaki - Frederick Gaudreau - Austin Watson


Roman Josi - Mattias Ekholm

Alexei Emelin - 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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