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Pollock Printing Projected Lineup: Nashville Starts Back-to-Back; Ellis, Sissons on IR

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

One of the NHL's best defensive pairings will be broken up tonight, with Predators associate captain Ryan Ellis on Injured Reserve. 

Roman Josi and the Preds (18-15-6) will be without Ellis for at least this weekend, as they play a back-to-back set of games in Southern California against the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks. Nashville practiced on Friday in L.A. and were joined by defenseman Alexandre Carrier, who was recalled from Milwaukee. Ellis and forward Colton Sissons are on IR. 

L.A. (17-21-4) sits near the bottom of the standings, but topped the Preds in the clubs' previous meeting, 7-4, on Oct. 12. 

The Preds did not hold a morning skate on Saturday. Below is a Predators projected lineup based on Friday's practice: 


Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson

Mikael Granlund - Kyle Turris - Matt Duchene

Rocco Grimaldi - Nick Bonino - Craig Smith

Calle Jarnkrok - Colin Blackwell - Austin Watson


Roman Josi - Yannick Weber

Mattias Ekholm - Dante Fabbro

Dan Hamhuis - Matt Irwin


Pekka Rinne

Juuse Saros

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

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