Found December 20, 2013 on Fox Sports Tennessee:
Center Craig Smith (two goals vs. Tampa Bay) and the Predators are mired in sixth place of the Western Conference's Central Division.

Predators G Rinne's recovery from infection delayed 2 weeks

Predators goalie Pekka Rinne's recovery from a hip infection will be at least two weeks slower with doctors recommending Rinne continue limiting his activity. The Predators had hoped Rinne could pick up his rehabilitation Friday. In a statement posted on the team's website, the Predators said Rinne has not had a setback. ''However, as we have realized and learned...

Predators Update Pekka Rinne’s Health Status

via the Nashville Predators, As a follow-up to Pekka Rinne’s MRI earlier this month, we indicated Dec. 20 as a date for further update and next steps relative to Pekka’s recovery from a bacterial infection. It is important to note that Pekka and the medical team have not encountered any setbacks in his recovery and rehabilitation. However, as we have realized and learned...

Filip Forsberg to join Team Sweden on Monday

Swedish media outlet Aftonbladet is reporting this morning that Nashville Predators prospect Filip Forsberg will, indeed, play for Sweden in the 2014 World Junior Championships. Preds Head Coach Barry Trotz told The First Quarter on 102.5 The Game last week that the team would allow him to play in the tournament, provided he’s cleared to return to action. “Only injury can stop...

Predators pay attention to power-play details

When it comes to the power play, the Predators don’t exactly reinvent the wheel. When there’s an issue, they simply sit down and talk about it. “We have meetings, a lot of meetings and talk about it — just like anything to do with our systems,” captain Shea Weber said. “We talk about what we should do better and what we might need to do to get more opportunities.”...

Nashville Predators Reassign Forsberg to Milwaukee

Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has reassigned forward Filip Forsberg to Milwaukee (AHL). Forsberg, 19 (8/13/94), has been sidelined the past 15 games with an upper-body injury. The Ostervala, Sweden native has posted five points (1g-4a) in 12 games with Nashville, and six points (1g-5a) in four games with...

Lightning 4, Preds 2: 5 things

Here are five things, 3 stars and highlights from Tampa Bay's 4-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night...

Rating The Kids: Marek Mazanec

Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images North America When Marek Mazanec was drafted by the Nashville Predators in the sixth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, little did he know that he would be playing in the big leagues 17 months later. With starting goaltender Pekka Rinne out of the lineup with e-coli in his hip and no real front-line starter, Mazanec got his chance. Let...

Hellberg, Forsberg re-assigned

The Nashville Predators made a couple transactions Wednesday, prior to their match against the Tampa Bay LIghtning on the road. Goaltender Magnus Hellberg was reassigned to the Milwaukee Admirals after being on emergency re-call before Tuesday's match against the Chicago Blackhawks due to Marek Maanec being too ill to dress. Also on the flight back to Milwaukee is Filip Forsberg...

Predators @ Lightning Preview (Game 35)

The Nashville Predators (16-15-3) will head to St. Petersburg on Thursday to play the Tampa Bay Lightning (20-11-3) for their first meeting of the season.  Both teams are playing solid hockey with each winning three of their past four games.  The Predators need to find the back of the net more often than they did against the Blackhawks on Tuesday.  In games this season the...

Morning skate: Game 35 at Tampa

Everything you need to know about tonight's game between the Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning, plus a look at the Predators' annual father's trip...

Predators at Lightning GameTrax

The Nashville Predators visit the Tampa Bay Lightning. Follow on GameTrax.

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