Originally written on Fang Faction  |  Last updated 3/29/13
The Nashville Predators activated Paul Gaustad from injured reserve, placed Scott Hannan on IR and called up Craig Smith from his conditioning assignment with the Milwaukee Admirals Friday afternoon after practice. Paul Gaustad, the Predators' faceoff ace, suffered an upper body injury March 12 in Dallas and hasn't returned since. Luckily, the coaching staff had someone in the lineup to make up for the lost Gaustad and that was Chris Mueller who slipped into his place with ease. During Craig Smith's conditioning assignment in Milwaukee, the forward totaled five points (1 goal, 4 assists) in four games. Hopefully, Smith builds off the conditioning assignment like Matt Halischuk and enter into the lineup ready to produce. Scott Hannan has missed the past five game with an injury suffered March 17 in Edmonton. It wasn't very likely Hannan would have received playing time whether he was healthy or not due to the huge step up in play from Jon Blum and Victor Bartley. The roster moves are for the preparation of two game, three day road trip against the Colorado Avalanche Saturday afternoon and Chicago Blackhawks Monday night. Mike Fisher, who blocked a shot in the final minutes of a 7-4 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes Thursday night, will travel with the team, according to John Glennon of The Tennessean. Fisher's hand was proven not to be broken as team doctors looked at Friday. Head coach Barry Trotz said Fisher is questionable for the game against the Avs. In my opinion, he is most likely out in preparation for Monday in Chicago.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Miguel Cabrera headed to disabled list for 1st time in career

Report: San Antonio Spurs to sign LaMarcus Aldridge

WATCH: Serena Williams wags finger at Wimbledon crowd, says, 'Don’t try me'

Report: Rajon Rondo headed to Sacramento Kings

Dez Bryant deal with Cowboys could be announced Monday


Brandon Saad, Ryan O’Reilly sign long-term contracts with Columbus, Buffalo

Mavs solidify future, sign Wesley Matthews, DeAndre Jordan

A-Rod, Yankees settle dispute over home run milestone bonus

Report: Robin Lopez, Knicks finalizing four-year deal

Becky Hammon will coach Spurs' Summer League team

Jimmy Butler on Derrick Rose: ‘I don’t think we have any issues’

Clay Buchholz not worried about trade rumors

All hope isn't completely lost for this year's Milwaukee Brewers

Report: Pacers, Lakers Discussing Roy Hibbert Trade

Watch: Pablo Sandoval falls over railing during catch

Report: Green Bay Packers’ player charged with firing a gun in Miami

Kawhi, LaMarcus, the mid-range and the Spurs' next epoch

Tennis: How can Rafael Nadal regain his dominance?

NBA Rumors: Cavs and Spurs vying for David West

Damian Lillard is the Blazers’ new franchise player

Bryce Harper flaunts patriotic bat, hits home run

Report: Magic will sign Tobias Harris to 4-year deal

The top American sports moments since the last Fourth of July

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Russell Wilson 'would definitely consider' playing for Mariners

Solo, Rapinoe among USWNT stars up for World Cup awards

LBS on Sports Jeopardy! Here's how how it went

College football's 35 most patriotic helmets

A brief history of non-star All-Stars

With Love retained, the Cavs can take care of LeBron

Grading the deal: Davis commits to Pelicans

Obama Administration: Change name if Redskins move to D.C.

Deciding what the All-Star Game means

Odell Beckham Jr. offered professional baseball contract

Orioles keep finding a way to win

Lloyd sends USWNT to World Cup final

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.