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Projected Lineup: Predators at Panthers

Preds Lineup in State of Flux Following Potential Injuries

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Nashville Predators play their second of two games in the Sunshine State in Sunrise, Florida, versus the Florida Panthers (tonight at 6:30 p.m. CT). 

A 6-1 win over Tampa Bay, featuring a hat trick from Colton Sissons, gave Nashville their fourth consecutive win on the road yesterday. The Preds will go for five in a row when they face the Panthers for the first of two times during the regular season and for the only time at BB&T Center. 

Nashville's roster for tonight remains in a state of limbo due to an existing injury and a few other players that exited Thursday's contest. Viktor Arvidsson took a hit into the Tampa bench and later logged another shift prior to leaving before the conclusion of the second period. Mike Ribeiro also did not log a shift in the third. James Neal missed the game entirely and is considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Update: The Predators recalled forward Vladislav Kamenev prior to this evening's contest. See more here

The visitors did not hold a morning skate on Friday; their lineup from Thursday's win may be seen below:


Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Kevin Fiala

Austin Watson - Mike Fisher - Colton Sissons

Calle Jarnkrok - Colin Wilson - Viktor Arvidsson

Harry Zolnierczyk - Mike Ribeiro - Craig Smith


Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis

Mattias Ekholm - Matt Irwin

Anthony Bitetto - Yannick Weber


Juuse Saros

Pekka Rinne

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

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