The Nashville Predators begin a three-game homestand with some positive news on the injury front.
Matt Duchene (lower-body injury) and Filip Forsberg (lower-body injury) were back at Preds (7-3-1) practice on Monday; Forsberg was wearing a non-contact jersey. Duchene took line rushes alongside Mikael Granlund and Kyle Turris.
After practice, Forsberg said he's feeling better and it's up to the Preds coaching staff as to when he'll return to the lineup. Additionally, Nashville recalled forward Colin Blackwell from the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL) on Tuesday morning.
The Blackhawks (3-5-2) snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
Nashville held an optional morning skate on Tuesday. Below is a Preds projected lineup based on Monday's practice:
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 - Matt Irwin
Note: The Predators have not announced a starting goaltender for tonight's game