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Projected Lineup: Penguins vs. Predators

Kyle Turris Expected to Make Predators Debut in Cup Final Rematch

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

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:

Forwards

Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson

Kevin Fiala - Kyle Turris - Craig Smith

Miikka Salomaki - Calle Jarnkrok - Scott Hartnell

Cody McLeod - Colton Sissons - Austin Watson

Defense

Roman Josi - Mattias Ekholm

Alexei Emelin - P.K. Subban

Matt Irwin - Yannick Weber

Goaltenders

Pekka Rinne

Juuse Saros

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

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