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