Kyle Turris's debut for the Predators comes in a Stanley Cup Final rematch in Nashville (tonight at 7 p.m. CT).
Nashville (8-5-2) is coming off their third consecutive victory, a 3-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, and is looking for revenge after falling in the 2017 Stanley Cup Final to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Preds acquired Turris from the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday and expect the center to make his debut tonight.
The Penguins (9-7-2) fell last night to the Washington Capitals, 4-1, and have lost five of seven. With the Penguins playing the second half of a back-to-back set, it's expected that goaltender Tristan Jarry will start in net for the Pens.
Nashville held a full morning skate on Saturday, and before the session, assigned forward Frederick Gaudreau to the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL) and sent winger Pontus Aberg on a conditioning assignment.
Center Nick Bonino (Injured Reserve) was on the ice for morning skate. The Predators did not take line rushes on Saturday morning. Below is a projected lineup based on Friday's practice:
Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson
Kevin Fiala - Kyle Turris - Craig Smith
Miikka Salomaki - Calle Jarnkrok - Scott Hartnell
Cody McLeod - Colton Sissons - Austin Watson
Roman Josi - Mattias Ekholm
Alexei Emelin - P.K. Subban
Matt Irwin - Yannick Weber
Note: The Predators have not announced a starting goaltender for tonight's game