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Projected Lineup: Wild vs. Predators

Pollock Printing Projected Lineup: Predators Open Four-Game Homestand with Debut of Matt Duchene

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

Game No. 1 of 82 is here. The Nashville Predators (0-0-0) begin a four-game homestand by hosting the Minnesota Wild (0-0-0) at 7 p.m. CT. 

Center Matt Duchene is expected to make his Predators' debut alongside Filip Forsberg and Mikael Granlund; while Ryan Johansen will center a new-look first line, featuring Craig Smith and Viktor Arvidsson. Tonight marks the Predators first time opening a season at home since October 2016. 

The Wild open their 2019-20 season with a two-game road trip. They've lost five consecutive games to the Predators. 

The Predators held an optional morning skate at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday. Below is a Preds projected lineup based on Wednesday's full practice, which featured all 22 players on the roster: 

Forwards

Craig Smith - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson

Filip Forsberg - Matt Duchene - Mikael Granlund

Rocco Grimaldi - Kyle Turris - Calle Jarnkrok

Colton Sissons - Nick Bonino - Austin Watson

Defense

Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis

Mattias Ekholm - Dante Fabbro

Dan Hamhuis - Yannick Weber

Goaltenders

Pekka Rinne

Juuse Saros

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

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