Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

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.

This article first appeared on Pro Hockey Rumors and was syndicated with permission.


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