The Nashville Predators could get a key forward back soon. Colton Sissons has been sent to the AHL on a conditioning assignment. Sissons has not played since Dec. 27, missing 10 games since then, including the Winter Classic.
Sissons, 26, is in the first season of the seven-year, $20M contract he signed last summer that locked him into a reasonable cap hit for the prime years of his career. That reward came after a career-high 15 goals and 30 points in 2018-19, a mark he looked ready to at least match this year before getting hurt.
Through 37 games the checking center has seven goals and 13 points, while being a consistent physical presence and penalty killer. His return would give the Predators another reliable forward to help in any late-season push they have in them. The team currently sits in sixth place in the Central Division with 51 points.
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