The Predators return from a successful four-game road trip to play a single home game prior to the three-day Christmas break.
Nashville (17-12-6) went 3-0-1 over trips to New York, Ottawa and Boston; they will face the Arizona Coyotes tonight at Bridgestone Arena (at 7 p.m. CT). The Predators got a welcome boost to their lineup on Saturday night when Viktor Arvidsson and Mikael Granlund returned from injury for Nashville's 4-3 overtime win over the Bruins. The Preds did not practice on Sunday.
The Coyotes (21-13-4) have made a major trade since these two teams last faced off. Arizona acquired Taylor Hall from the New Jersey Devils and saw him score his first goal with his new club in a 5-2 win last night over the Red Wings in Detroit.
The Predators held a full morning skate on Monday at Bridgestone Arena. Below is a Preds projected lineup based on the session:
Calle Jarnkrok - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson
Rocco Grimaldi - Matt Duchene - Mikael Granlund
Colin Blackwell - Kyle Turris - Craig Smith
Filip Forsberg - Nick Bonino - Colton Sissons
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