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Team W-L-OTL Pts
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52-24-6 110
50-25-7 107
47-30-5 99
43-33-6 92
39-34-9 87
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  • Predators' Spencer Stastney: Assigned to AHL Milwaukee

    Stastney (upper body) was sent to AHL Milwaukee on Thursday.

    Stasney missed the last three games of the Predators' first-round series loss to Vancouver due to an upper-body injury, but his demotion to the minors suggests he's now healthy. The 24-year-old defender picked up four points through 20 top-level appearances during the regular season.

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  • Predators' Gustav Grigals: Sent to Milwaukee

    Grigals was loaned to AHL Mikwaukee on Saturday.

    Grigals was the Predators' third goaltender during their six-game run in the playoffs. He spent most of the season at the ECHL level but did appear in one game for the Admirals, giving up four goals on 22 shots.

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  • Predators' Kevin Gravel: Returns to Milwaukee

    Gravel was reassigned to AHL Milwaukee on Saturday.

    With Nashville eliminated from postseason contention, Gravel will return to AHL Milwaukee for their playoff run. The 32-year-old defenseman last played in the NHL in the 2022-23 season, where he logged one assist in 23 games.

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  • Predators' Juuso Parssinen: Returned to AHL affiliate

    Parssinen was reassigned to AHL Milwaukee on Saturday.

    Parssinen was in the lineup Friday in Nashville's 1-0 loss to Vancouver in Game 6. The defeat eliminated the Predators from the postseason, so the 23-year-old forward will get to play in the AHL playoffs instead. In 44 regular-season games for the Predators in 2023-24, Parssinen had eight goals and four assists. Look for him to suit up as a middle-six forward for Nashville's next campaign.

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  • Predators' Juuse Saros: Comes up short in Game 6

    Saros stopped 28 of 29 shots in Friday's 1-0 loss to the Canucks in Game 6.

    Saros was excellent, going save for save with Arturs Silovs for nearly the whole game. Pius Suter had the breakthrough for the Canucks with 1:39 left in the third period, and that goal was the one to end the Predators' season. Despite a 2-4 record in the playoffs, Saros allowed just 12 goals on 120 shots over six contests, with Friday marking the first time he'd faced more than 21 shots in a game all series. The Finnish goalie is under contract for one more season at a $5 million cap hit, so it's possible his name could swirl in trade rumors if the Predators opt to shake things up.

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  • Predators' Luke Schenn: Good to go Friday

    Schenn (illness) will play Friday in Game 6 against Vancouver, Nick Kieser of 102.5 ESPN Nashville reports.

    Schenn will return after missing Game 5 on Tuesday. The veteran blueliner has averaged 15:03 of ice time with 12 hits through four games this series. He'll skate in a second-pairing role Friday.

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  • Predators' Cole Smith: Unavailable Friday

    Smith (upper body) will not play Friday against the Canucks for Game 6.

    Smith is considered day-to-day, indicating he could return Sunday for Game 7 if Nashville avoids elimination. The 28-year-old has 12 hits and no points in five games this series. Juuso Parssinen will dress in Smith's absence for Game 6.

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  • Predators' Juuse Saros: Tending twine Friday

    Saros will face the Canucks at home for Game 6 on Friday.

    Saros turned away 19 of 20 shots in Tuesday's 2-1 Game 5 win to force Game 6. Through five games this series, he's allowed only 11 goals but it's come with a lackluster .879 save percentage. To avoid elimination, Saros will need to earn consecutive wins for the first time since April 4 and 7.

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  • Predators' Luke Schenn: Remains day-to-day

    Schenn (illness) is considered day-to-day ahead of Game 6 against the Canucks on Friday, Alex Daugherty of The Tennessean reports.

    Schenn's status may not be determined until closer to puck drop Friday but the Preds recalled Kevin Gravel from AHL Milwaukee just in case. The 34-year-old Schenn isn't exactly an offensive dynamo considering he is goalless in his last 31 contests during which he generated a lone helper.

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  • Predators' Kevin Gravel: Called up from minors

    Gravel was elevated from AHL Milwaukee on Thursday.

    Gravel's promotion doesn't bode well for the availability of Luke Schenn (illness) or Spencer Stastney (upper body) for Game 6 against the Canucks on Friday. In the minors this season, the 32-year-old Gravel has contributed just 10 points in 63 outings, so fantasy players shouldn't be expecting him to produce offensively even if he does get into the lineup for Game 6.

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  • Predators' Tyson Barrie: Enters lineup, earns assist

    Barrie posted a power-play assist in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Canucks in Game 5.

    Barrie had been scratched for 13 straight games before entering the lineup Tuesday in place of Luke Schenn (illness). It worked out fine, as Barrie helped out on Roman Josi's game-tying goal in the third period. Barrie had just 15 points in 41 regular-season outings this season, and he'll likely be back in the press box once Schenn is healthy enough to return to the lineup.

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  • Predators' Gustav Nyquist: Earns helper in Game 5 win

    Nyquist produced an assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Canucks in Game 5.

    Nyquist set up Alexandre Carrier for the game-winning goal in the third period. The 34-year-old Nyquist has a goal, three assists, five shots on net and five hits over five playoff appearances. The winger should continue to fill a playmaking role on the Predators' top line as they return home for another elimination game Friday.

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  • Predators' Filip Forsberg: Two helpers in win

    Forsberg provided a pair of assists, two shots on goal and four hits in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Canucks in Game 5.

    Forsberg helped out on third-period tallies by Roman Josi and Alexandre Carrier to keep the Predators' season alive for another game. Through five playoff outings, Forsberg has been solid with two goals, four assists, 14 shots on net and 17 hits. The 29-year-old winger will continue to play a leading role on offense, which should also see him earn significant power-play minutes.

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  • Predators' Alexandre Carrier: Deposits game-winner

    Carrier scored a goal and blocked three shots in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Canucks in Game 5.

    Carrier's goal at 12:46 of the third period was the game-winner, allowing the Predators to stay alive for Game 6 on Friday. The defenseman has a point in three straight contests, and he's added five shots on net, 14 blocked shots and an even plus-minus rating through five postseason outings. Carrier appears to be a lock for a top-four role even though he is mainly in the lineup for his defensive contributions.

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  • Predators' Roman Josi: Nets power-play goal

    Josi scored a power-play goal on three shots and blocked two shots in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Canucks in Game 5.

    Josi has a goal, two assists, nine shots on net, 10 blocked shots and a plus-1 rating through five playoff contests. His tally Tuesday tied the game at 1-1. Josi's offense has been a little limited during the playoffs compared to his 85-point regular season, but he should continue to play with urgency as the Predators look to stave off elimination two more times in the first round.

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Team Statistical Rankings

GF AVG GA AVG Power Play
Team 3.22 3.01 21.6


Player Injury
C. Smith LW Cole Smith LW Upper Body