The Nashville Predators play their first repeat opponent of the season, the Minnesota Wild, tonight.
The Preds (5-3-1) snapped a two-game skid with an efficient 6-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night. Nashville currently has 12 healthy forwards on the roster, with Filip Forsberg still day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
Minnesota (3-6-0) has won two games in a row, but lost starting goaltender Devan Dubnyk in their 3-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. The Wild fell to the Predators, 5-2, on Opening Night at Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 3.
The Predators held a full morning skate on Thursday at Bridgestone Arena. Forsberg was not present. Below is a Preds projected lineup based on the session:
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