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Projected Lineup: Predators at Lightning

Pollock Printing Projected Lineup: Matt Duchene Takes Morning Skate in Tampa Bay

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

The Nashville Predators may be facing their first battle with injuries as they visit the Tampa Bay Lightning (at 6 p.m. CT). 

The Preds (6-3-1) shut out the Minnesota Wild, 4-0, on Thursday, but center Matt Duchene left the game early with a lower-body injury. Duchene participated in the morning skate in Tampa Bay, but Filip Forsberg and Austin Watson did not. Forsberg (lower-body; day-to-day) has resumed skating on an individual basis. 

Nashville recalled forward Anthony Richard on Saturday morning. Richard played in his first NHL game last season.

The Lightning (5-3-1) have played only one other game this week - a contest on Wednesday they won 3-2 over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Nashville has won their last three visits to Amalie Arena. 

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

Forwards

Calle Jarnkrok - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson

Mikael Granlund - Kyle Turris - Matt Duchene

Rocco Grimaldi - Nick Bonino - Craig Smith

Miikka Salomaki - Colton Sissons - Anthony Richard

Defense

Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis

Mattias Ekholm - Dante Fabbro

Dan Hamhuis - Matt Irwin

Goaltenders

Juuse Saros

Pekka Rinne

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

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