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:
Calle Jarnkrok - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson
Mikael Granlund - Kyle Turris - Matt Duchene
Rocco Grimaldi - Nick Bonino - Craig Smith
Miikka Salomaki - Colton Sissons - Anthony Richard
Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm - Dante Fabbro
Dan Hamhuis - Matt Irwin
Note: The Predators have not announced a starting goaltender for tonight's game