The Nashville Predators are back at Nassau Coliseum for the first time since 2015, as they'll wrap up a back-to-back set of games by facing the New York Islanders (tonight at 6 p.m. CT).
Nashville (15-12-5) began their four-game road trip with a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers yesterday. Preds defenseman Mattias Ekholm returned to the lineup after missing Saturday's game with an illness and scored the game-winning goal. Mikael Granlund did not play on Monday with a lower-body injury. Viktor Arvidsson is on Injured Reserve but has resumed skating with the team.
The Islanders (22-7-2) boast a 13-2-1 home record and have won three consecutive games, including a 3-2 overtime triumph over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday at Nassau.
The Predators did not hold a morning skate on Tuesday. Below is a Preds projected lineup based on Monday's game:
Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Calle Jarnkrok
Kyle Turris - Matt Duchene - Colton Sissons
Rocco Grimaldi - Nick Bonino - Craig Smith
Yakov Trenin - Colin Blackwell - Austin Watson
Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm - Dante Fabbro
Dan Hamhuis - Yannick Weber
Note: The Predators have not announced a starting goaltender for tonight's game