Player News - Predators

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Pekka Rinne will be in the crease Sunday afternoon versus St. Louis.

Rinne has two wins in his last two outings and he has allowed just three goals on 72 shots. He has been excellent this campaign with a 31-9-4 record, a 2.32 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage in 44 games.
Feb 25 - 11:55 AM

Nashville Predators GM David Poile says the team will not trade top prospect Eeli Tolvanen.

Even though he hasn't played in an NHL game yet, it appears as though Tolvanen was a steal at 30th overall in the 2017 Entry Draft. The 18-year-old was terrific at the Olympics for Finland and he's put up 17 goals and 17 assists in 47 KHL games, which is pretty impressive for a teenager. There's a chance Tolvanen could sign a contract with Nashville before the end of the regular season. He's one of the best prospects in the game right now.
Feb 23 - 6:50 PM

Viktor Arvidsson accounted for a goal and an assist in a 7-1 win over San Jose on Thursday night.

Arvidsson finished the match with six shots on target. He has four goals and one helper during a three-game point streak. Arvidsson is up to 22 goals and 42 points in 58 contests this year.
Feb 23 - 12:06 PM

Nick Bonino had a goal and an assist in Thursday's 7-1 blowout win over San Jose.

Bonino opened the scoring less than two minutes into the first period and he assisted on Scott Hartnell's marker late in the first frame. He has contributed nine goals and 19 points in 49 matches this campaign.
Feb 23 - 12:02 PM

Pekka Rinne stopped 33 of 34 shots in Thursday's 7-1 win over the San Jose Sharks.

The Predators had a slim 2-1 advantage late in the second period, but they managed to score five consecutive goals over the final 24:03 of the game. The victory was the 300th of Rinne's career. He's now just the third Finnish goaltender ever to reach that mark (Miikka Kipprusoff and Kari Lehtonen are the other two). The 35-year-old has four wins his last five games. He'll head into his next start with a 31-9-4 record with a 2.32 goals-against-average and a .927 save percentage.
Feb 23 - 12:39 AM

Ryan Johansen scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 7-1 win over the San Jose Sharks.

Johansen helped set up Kevin Fiala's second-period goal that gave the Predators a 3-1 lead at the time. He then added a tally of his own at the 6:30 mark of the third frame to extend Nashville's lead to 5-1. Johansen finished the game with an even rating, one shot on goal and one hit in 17:22 of ice time. The 25-year-old has now accumulated five points in his last five games. He's up to eight goals and 39 points in 57 games. The Predators have had a great season, but Johansen's production has been a little disappointing in 2017-18. Nick Bonino, Scott Hartnell, Viktor Arvidsson, Mattias Ekholm and Calle Jarnkrok also scored for Nashville in the win.
Feb 23 - 12:30 AM

Pekka Rinne will get the start in Thursday's game against the San Jose Sharks.

A win tonight would be the 300th of Rinne's NHL career. He has a 30-9-4 record with a 2.35 goals-against-average and a .926 save percentage this season.
Feb 22 - 6:28 PM

Mike Fisher is working towards a potential March 1 season debut.

The plan is to start him on the fourth line when he's ready and give him about 10 minutes per game. From there his role could grow depending on how he's responding. Fisher might not be a big factor for the Predators, but he would provide them with some valuable depth and his presence will likely be helpful given his experience and former role as the team captain.
Feb 22 - 2:16 PM

Kyle Turris found the back of the net in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Turris' goal at the 9:35 mark of the first period gave Nashville a 2-0 advantage at the time. This was his first tally in 10 games. The 28-year-old has 10 goals and 33 points in 54 games this season.
Feb 21 - 10:10 AM

Scott Hartnell scored a goal in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Hartnell opened the scoring at the 4:28 mark of the first period. He finished the game with a plus-1 rating and three shots on goal in 11:31 of ice time. The 35-year-old has nine goals and nine assists in 45 games this season.
Feb 21 - 10:08 AM

Juuse Saros stopped 34 of 36 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

The Preds went up 2-0 in the first period and they never looked back. The win put an end to Saros' personal four-game losing skid. Saros now owns a 6-5-5 record with a 2.39 goals-against-average and a .926 save percentage this season. He'll continue serving as Pekka Rinne's backup goaltender, so his fantasy upside is extremely limited.
Feb 20 - 11:40 PM

Viktor Arvidsson scored in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Arvidsson gave the Predators a 3-1 lead at the 4:50 mark of the third frame and that goal proved to be the game-winner. He's had a solid couple of days, as he's found the back of the net three times in his last two outings. The 24-year-old is up to 21 goals and 40 points in 57 games this season. He should come close to hitting the 30-goal mark in 2017-18. Scott Hartnell and Kyle Turris also scored for the Preds in the victory.
Feb 20 - 11:22 PM

Matt Irwin will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

Irwin has two goals and six assists in 38 games this season. This will be the 10th time in 11 games that the Predators will make him a healthy scratch. Irwin shouldn't pop up on your fantasy radar. Pontus Aberg and Anthony Bitetto will also watch the game from the press box.
Feb 20 - 7:14 PM

Juuse Saros will get the start in Tuesday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

The move isn't too surprising considering Pekka Rinne played against Ottawa last night. Saros has a 5-5-5 record with a 2.41 goals-against-average and a .925 save percentage this season.
Feb 20 - 7:11 PM

Pekka Rinne allowed two goals on 38 shots in Monday's 5-2 win over the Ottawa Senators.

The Predators went up 2-0 in the first period and they never looked back. Rinne turned aside 32 of 33 shots at even-strength, but he also gave up one goal while his team was shorthanded. The victory allowed him to reach the 30-win mark this season. He has a 30-9-4 record with a 2.35 goals-against-average and a .926 save percentage this season. Rinne will remain a strong number one goalie in all fantasy formats. He has 11 wins in his last 13 games.
Feb 19 - 11:19 PM


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