The Nashville Predators could see the debut of Brian Boyle, who was acquired from the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday, against the Dallas Stars tonight (at 7 p.m. CT).
The Preds (32-19-4) won their last contest with a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes. Nashville is 1-1-0 on their current three-game homestand, falling to the Stars on Saturday, 3-1, before hosting them again tonight to conclude the stay at Bridgestone Arena.
Nashville General Manager David Poile traded for veteran forwards Boyle and Cody McLeod on Wednesday; both could suit up for the Predators tonight. Nick Bonino was absent from Thursday's morning skate.
Dallas (28-21-4) has won five in a row, including Saturday's win over the Preds in Nashville.
Below is a Predators projected lineup based on Thursday's full morning skate:
Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson
Kevin Fiala - Rocco Grimaldi / Frederick Gaudreau - Craig Smith
Brian Boyle - Kyle Turris - Calle Jarnkrok
Cody McLeod - Colton Sissons - Ryan Hartman
Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm - P.K. Subban
Dan Hamhuis - Yannick Weber
Note: The Predators have not announced a starting goaltender for tonight's game