The Nashville Predators' lineup could see a few changes when they face the Capitals in Washington tonight (at 6:30 p.m. CT).
The Preds (22-19-7) were without Nick Bonino and Calle Jarnkrok during Tuesday's practice, but Colton Sissons (Injured Reserve) did take line rushes during the session. Nashville did not hold a morning skate on Wednesday, but Preds Head Coach John Hynes did announce that Juuse Saros will start in net. Defenseman Ryan Ellis (Injured Reserve) has not resumed skating with the team yet.
The Capitals (34-11-5) are the NHL's top team and have won four games in a row. However, Nashville topped Washington, 6-5, on Oct. 10, in the teams' previous meeting.
Below is a Preds projected lineup based on Tuesday's practice and updates provided on Wednesday morning:
Matt Duchene - Ryan Johansen - Mikael Granlund
Filip Forsberg - Kyle Turris - Viktor Arvidsson
Rocco Grimaldi - Nick Bonino - Craig Smith
Yakov Trenin - Colin Blackwell - Austin Watson
Roman Josi - Yannick Weber
Mattias Ekholm - Dante Fabbro
Dan Hamhuis - Matt Irwin