Defenseman Anthony Bitetto, forward Miikka Salomaki (Injured Reserve) and goaltender Juuse Saros returned to the Nashville Predators morning skate on Friday. The Predators are seeking a sixth consecutive victory at Bridgestone Arena tonight.
For the visitors, however, the road has been unkind. The Jets are losers of four straight away from home and will try to right the ship in part one of the teams' home-and-home series (tonight at 5 p.m. CT). The Preds and Jets will meet again on Sunday at noon at MTS Centre.
Below is a projected lineup for the Preds based on Friday's morning skate:
Viktor Arvidsson - Ryan Johansen - James Neal
Filip Forsberg - Mike Ribeiro - Craig Smith
Colin Wilson - Mike Fisher - Pontus Aberg
Colton Sissons - Calle Jarnkrok - Austin Watson
Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm - P.K. Subban
Matt Irwin - Yannick Weber
Note: The Predators have not yet announced a starting goalie for tonight