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Projected Lineup: Predators at Red Wings

Vanderbilt Health Projected Lineup: Coach Hynes Says Arvidsson, Kunin Could Play, Fabbro Likely Out

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

Forwards Viktor Arvidsson and Luke Kunin should be available to play tonight in Detroit, while Dante Fabbro will be out of the lineup, Predators Head Coach John Hynes told ESPN 102.5 The Game on Thursday. 

Currently, two things seem to be consistent with the Predators (21-18-1): wins and injuries. Arvidsson (upper-body injury; day-to-day) missed Tuesday's 3-2 shootout victory in Detroit. Kunin and Fabbro both exited the game early. Nashville held a full morning skate at Little Caesars Arena on Thursday and were joined by Arvidsson and Kunin. Fabbro was not present. 

The Red Wings (13-22-6) have points in three of their last four games. Tonight's meeting between Detroit and Nashville will be the eighth and final of the season between the reunited divisional foes. 

Morning Skate Update: Arvidsson will play tonight for the Preds in Detroit, but Fabbro will not.

Late Afternoon Update: The Predators have recalled defensemen David Farrance and Tyler Lewington from the taxi squad. They've also placed defenseman Alexandre Carrier on Injured Reserve (lower body).

Below is Preds projected lineup based on Thursday's morning skate: 


Eeli Tolvanen - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson

Calle Jarnkrok - Mikael Granlund - Luke Kunin

Rocco Grimaldi - Erik Haula - Nick Cousins

Yakov Trenin - Colton Sissons - Mathieu Olivier


Roman Josi - Matt Benning

Jeremy Davies - Mattias Ekholm

David Farrance - Tyler Lewington


Juuse Saros

Pekka Rinne

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

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