The Predators play their first of three games against the Canucks tonight at Bridgestone Arena (7 p.m. CT).
Vancouver and Nashville will play all three games of their season set over the next 29 days; two points separate them in the standings. Tonight, the predominate question for the Preds is who will be able to suit up for a team that saw five regulars out of the lineup in their last contest, a 5-2 loss to the Blackhawks.
Earlier this morning, the Predators recalled forward Pontus Aberg from Milwaukee (AHL), see more here.
Nashville held a full morning skate on Tuesday and were joined by Viktor Arvidsson (day-to-day; upper-body injury) and James Neal (Injured Reserve; upper-body). Below is a projected lineup based on the session:
Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Calle Jarnkrok
Colton Sissons - Mike Fisher - Austin Watson
Kevin Fiala - Mike Ribeiro - Craig Smith
Harry Zolnierczyk - Frederick Gaudreau - Pontus Aberg
Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm - Matt Irwin
Anthony Bitetto - Yannick Weber