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Projected Lineup: Predators at Blackhawks

Samuel Girard Could Return to the Ice as Preds are Back in Chicago

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Nashville Predators begin a back-to-back set in Chicago tonight (at 7:30 p.m. CT). The Preds will also play tomorrow in a Saturday evening tilt against the New York Islanders.

It's already the second time the Predators will head up to the Windy City in the young season; Nashville lost a lead late in regulation on Oct. 14, falling to the Blackhawks 2-1 in overtime. Nashville (4-3-2) picked up a point in their most recent contest, a 3-2 shootout loss to the Calgary Flames. Chicago (5-3-2) lost their previous game as well, with the Vegas Golden Knights prevailing 4-2 on Oct. 24.

The Preds received full participation at their practice on Thursday afternoon with Nick Bonino (Injured Reserve) being the only expected absentee.

Friday's morning skate was optional; below is a projected lineup based on Thursday's practice:

Forwards

Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson

Scott Hartnell - Calle Jarnkrok - Kevin Fiala

Pontus Aberg - Frederick Gaudreau - Craig Smith

Miikka Salomaki - Colton Sissons - Austin Watson

Defense

Roman Josi - Samuel Girard

Mattias Ekholm - P.K. Subban

Alexei Emelin - Yannick Weber

Goaltenders

Pekka Rinne

Juuse Saros

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

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