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Projected Lineup: Blackhawks vs. Predators

Pollock Printing Projected Lineup: Colin Blackwell Recalled; Matt Duchene Could Play Tonight

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Director of Digital & Radio Content

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: 

Forwards 

Calle Jarnkrok - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson

Mikael Granlund - Kyle Turris - Matt Duchene

Rocco Grimaldi - Nick Bonino - Craig Smith

Miikka Salomaki - Colton Sissons - Austin Watson

Defense

Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis

Mattias Ekholm - Dante Fabbro

Dan Hamhuis - Matt Irwin

Goaltenders

Pekka Rinne

Juuse Saros

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

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