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Projected Lineup: Jets vs. Predators

After Watson Suspension, Predators Recall Aberg, Saros for Tilt Versus Jets

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

Two of the top three teams in the Central Division do battle in Smashville as the Nashville Predators host the Winnipeg Jets tonight (at 7 p.m. CT). 

Nashville (11-6-2) has won six of seven games, including a 5-2 blasting of the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday. In the contest, forward Austin Watson was assessed a boarding major and later suspended for the next two games. As a result, the Predators recalled forward Pontus Aberg and goaltender Juuse Saros, while assigning netminder Anders Lindback to Milwaukee.

The Jets (12-4-3) sit second in the Central after a blazing start and have won four consecutive games. Tonight's contest marks the first of five meetings between the clubs during the 2017-18 regular season. 

Update: Following the morning skate, the Predators recalled forward Frederick Gaudreau.

Nashville held a full morning skate on Monday, below is a projected lineup based on the session:

Forwards

Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson

Kevin Fiala - Kyle Turris - Craig Smith

Pontus Aberg - Nick Bonino - Calle Jarnkrok

Cody McLeod - Colton Sissons - Miikka Salomaki

Defense

Roman Josi - Mattias Ekholm

Alexei Emelin - P.K. Subban

Anthony Bitetto - Matt Irwin

Goaltenders

Pekka Rinne

Juuse Saros

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

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