The Nashville Predators will be nursing some injuries when they face the Chicago Blackhawks in the Windy City for the final time during the regular season (tonight, 6 p.m. CT).
James Neal joined P.K. Subban and Miikka Salomaki on Injured Reserve with an upper-body injury yesterday. Viktor Arvidsson missed Friday's game versus the Panthers and is considered day-to-day. Colin Wilson exited Friday's contest early in the second period and did not return.
Following the move to put Neal on IR, forward Frederick Gaudreau was recalled from Milwaukee (AHL).
The Predators held a full morning skate on Sunday at United Center, which included Arvidsson taking the ice. Below is a projected lineup based on the session:
Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Calle Jarnkrok
Austin Watson - Mike Fisher - Colton Sissons
Kevin Fiala - Mike Ribeiro - Craig Smith
Harry Zolnierczyk - Vladislav Kamenev - Frederick Gaudreau
Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm - Matt Irwin
Anthony Bitetto - Yannick Weber
Note: The Predators have not announced a starting goaltender for tonight's game.