The Predators have a shot at their first three-game winning streak since October, as they face the Sabres in Buffalo (tonight at 6 p.m. CT).
Nashville (14-10-5) has points in seven of their previous eight games, including a 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday. Preds forward Mikael Granlund returned to the lineup for Tuesday's win and assisted on Nick Bonino's third-period goal. Winger Viktor Arvidsson (lower-body injury; Injured Reserve) is currently the team's only player out with injury.
The Sabres (15-11-6) have points in their last three, including a 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues in their most recent game. Sabres Captain Jack Eichel is on a career-best, 14-game point streak.
The Preds held a full morning skate on Thursday. Below is a projected lineup based on the session:
Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Calle Jarnkrok
Kyle Turris - Matt Duchene - Mikael Granlund
Rocco Grimaldi - Nick Bonino - Craig Smith
Daniel Carr - Colton Sissons - Austin Watson
Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm - Dante Fabbro
Dan Hamhuis - Yannick Weber
Note: The Predators have not announced a starting goaltender for tonight's game