Found October 30, 2011 on Pro Sports Daily:
Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Playing in just his third game since returning from offseason surgery, Fisher was hit by Anaheim Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin during Saturday's 3-0 victory. Fisher had his head down and was blasted by Beauchemin while he was skating through the middle of the ice. The 31-year-old Fisher remained on the ice for a minute, but skated off under his own power. Beauchemin was penalized for his hit on Fisher, who has collected two goals and two assists this season.

Rinne wins 100th career game, breaks franchise record in shutouts…

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An Historical Look at the First Ten Games of Each Season for the Predators

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Around the Room: Movember

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Nashville Predators (5-4-1) at Chicago Blackhawks (6-2-2), 8:30 p.m. (ET)

The Predators know they are solid in goal thanks to the play of Pekka Rinne. It's staying healthy up front that has given the club problems so far.
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