The Nashville Predators are expected to see a familiar - yet new - face in the lineup tonight versus the Vancouver Canucks (at 7 p.m. CT).
Vernon Fiddler started his career with Nashville (25-19-8) in 2002 and was traded back to the Preds on Saturday. Based on Monday's practice rushes, the 36-year-old veteran is expected to center Nashville's fourth line on Tuesday. The Canucks (23-23-6) start a six-game road trip this evening and have dropped their previous three contests.
On Tuesday morning, the Preds placed Harry Zolnierczyk on Injured Reserve and recalled Pontus Aberg from Milwaukee (AHL).
A projected lineup for the Preds, based on Monday's practice, is below:
Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - James Neal
Pontus Aberg - Mike Fisher - Craig Smith
Colin Wilson - Calle Jarnkrok - Viktor Arvidsson
Cody McLeod - Vernon Fiddler - Austin Watson
Matt Irwin - Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm - P.K. Subban
Roman Josi - Yannick Weber
Note: The Predators have not announced a starting goaltender for tonight's game