Nashville Predators training camp teams set; open practices begin Saturday

The Nashville Predators are all set to begin their open practices and scrimmages starting Saturday morning, September 18th at Centennial Sportsplex. They've released a preliminary list of the three teams into which the players have been divided: the Blue, White, and Silver.

Follow after the jump for all the details!

The teams to be used during training camp are outlined below, although this is subject to change, particularly once cuts start getting made. Linus Klasen, after taking a headshot during a rookie game in Florida, will be out of action for at least the first day of practice, and his timetable for a return is currently uncertain.

Saturday morning, the Blue team will practice from 9:30-11:00 a.m., the White from 11:00-12:30, and the Silver from 12:30-2:00. From Sunday-Tuesday, one team will practice from 9:45 - 11:15, with a scrimmage between the other two taking place from noon to 1:30 p.m (the teams involved will rotate).

While I wouldn't get too worked about these lineups, I do find it interesting that Shea Weber and Ryan Suter are split up, as well as Francis Bouillon and Kevin Klein. Those are typically assumed to be the top two defensive pairings, and I've long held the notion that perhaps splitting Weber & Suter up outside of "crunch time" might benefit the Preds.

How about the forward groupings? Are there any potential lines here that peak your interest?

 NO.  POS.  PLAYER  Ht  Wgt  Shoots  Place of Birth  Birthdate  2009-10 Team
 2  D  Aaron Johnson  6-1  208  L  Port Hawkesbury, N.S.  4/30/83  Edmonton (NHL)/Calgary (NHL)
 6  D  Shea Weber  6-4  234  R  Sicamous, B.C.  8/14/85  Nashville (NHL)
 11  C  David Legwand  6-2  204  L  Detroit, Mich.  8/17/80  Nashville (NHL)
 12  RW  Andreas Thuresson  6-1  212  R  Kristianstad, Sweden  11/18/87  Milwaukee (AHL)/Nashville (NHL)
 16  C  Cal O'Reilly  6-0  187  L  Toronto, Ont.  9/30/86  Nashville (NHL)/Milwaukee (AHL)
 28  RW  Jonas Andersson  6-3  204  L  Stockholm, Sweden  2/24/81  Dynamo Minsk (KHL)
 29  RW  Joel Ward  6-1  218  R  Toronto, Ont.  12/2/80  Nashville (NHL)
 49  D  Ryan Ellis  5-9  172  R  Hamilton, Ont.  1/3/91  Windsor (OHL)
 22  RW  Jordin Tootoo  5-9  197  R  Churchill, Man.  2/2/83  Nashville (NHL)
 53  C  Chris Mueller  5-10  180  R  West Seneca, N.Y.  3/6/86  Milwaukee (AHL)/Cincinnati (ECHL)
 54  D  Charles-Olivier Roussel  6-1  201  R  St. Eustache, Que.  9/13/91  Shawinigan (QMJHL)
 55  C  Michael Latta  5-11  207  R  Kitchener, Ont.  5/25/91  Guelph (OHL)
 56  LW  Taylor Beck  6-2  205  R  St. Catharines, Ont.  5/13/91  Guelph (OHL)
 64  D  Scott Lehman  6-1  195  L  Windsor, Ont.  1/5/86  Chicago (AHL)
 72  C  Austin Watson  6-3  185  R  Ann Arbor, Mich.  1/13/92  Windsor (OHL)/Peterborough (OHL)
 77  D  Ryan Parent  6-3  198  L  Prince Albert, Sask.  3/17/87  Philadelphia (NHL)
 NO.  POS.  PLAYER  Ht  Wgt  Shoots  Place of Birth  Birthdate  2009-10 Team
 3  RW  Wade Belak  6-5  222  R  Saskatoon, Sask.  7/3/76  Nashville (NHL)
 4  D  Cody Franson  6-5  213  R  Salmon Arm, B.C.  8/8/87  Nashville (NHL)/Milwaukee (AHL)
 5  C  Blake Geoffrion  6-1  192  L  Plantation, Fla.  2/3/88  U. of Wisconsin (WCHA)
 7  D  Jonathon Blum  6-1  178  R  Long Beach, Calif.  1/30/89  Milwaukee (AHL)
 10  LW  Martin Erat  6-0  200  L  Trebic, Czech Rep.  8/29/81  Nashville (NHL)
 13  C  Nick Spaling  6-1  196  L  Palmerston, Ont.  9/19/88  Milwaukee (AHL)/Nashville (NHL)
 15  C  Matthew Lombardi  5-11  195  L  Montreal, Que.  3/18/82  Phoenix (NHL)
 24  RW  Matt Halischuk  5-11  185  R  Toronto, Ont.  6/1/88  New Jersey (NHL)/Lowell (AHL)
 26  RW  Steve Sullivan  5-8  161  R  Timmins, Ont.  7/6/74  Nashville (NHL)
 33  C  Colin Wilson  6-1  214  L  Greenwich, Conn.  10/20/89  Milwaukee (AHL)/Nashville (NHL)
 40  D  Grant Lewis  6-3  190  R  Upper Saint Clair, Pa.  1/20/85  Chicago (AHL)/Hershey (AHL)
 41  C  Mark Santorelli  6-1  188  R  Edmonton, Alta.  8/6/88  Milwaukee (AHL)
 45  RW  Ryan Flynn  6-2  216  R  St. Paul, Minn.  3/22/88  U. of Minnesota (WCHA)/Milwaukee (AHL)
 47  D  Scott Ford  6-3  216  R  Fort St. John, B.C.  12/24/79  Milwaukee (AHL)
 52  D  Alexander Sulzer  6-1  204  L  Kaufbeuren, Germany  5/30/84  Milwaukee (AHL)/Nashville (NHL)
 51  D  Francis Bouillon  5-8  198  L  New York, N.Y.  10/17/75  Nashville (NHL)
 61  D  Cameron Wind  6-1  200  L  Orillia, Ont.  1/25/92  Brampton (OHL)
 NO.  POS.  PLAYER  Ht  Wgt  Shoots  Place of Birth  Birthdate  2009-10 Team
 8  D  Kevin Klein  6-1  201  R  Kitchener, Ont.  12/13/84  Nashville (NHL)
 9  C  Marcel Goc  6-1  202  L  Calw, Germany  8/24/83  Nashville (NHL)
 20  D  Ryan Suter  6-1  198  L  Madison, Wis.  1/21/85  Nashville (NHL)
 21  C  Jamie Lundmark  6-0  197  R  Edmonton, Alta.  1/16/81  Calgary (NHL)/Abbotsford (AHL)/Toronto (NHL)
 23  D  Brett Palin  6-2  203  R  Nanaimo, B.C.  6/23/84  Abbotsford (AHL)
 25  C  Jerred Smithson  6-3  206  R  Vernon, B.C.  2/4/79  Nashville (NHL)
 27  RW  Patric Hornqvist  5-11  188  L  Sollentuna, Sweden  1/1/87  Nashville (NHL)
 32  D  Teemu Laakso  6-1  209  R  Tuusula, Finland  8/27/87  Milwaukee (AHL)/Nashville (NHL)
 38  LW  Kelsey Wilson  6-1  214  L  Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.  1/22/86  EC Salzburg (Austria)
 57  LW  Gabriel Bourque  5-9  185  L  Rimouski, Que.  9/23/90  Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)/Moncton (QMJHL)
 59  D  Roman Josi  6-1  198  L  Bern, Switzerland  6/1/90  Bern (Switzerland)
 60  D  Jamie Doornbosch  6-2  190  L  Scarborough, Ont.  2/1/90  Peterborough (OHL)
 62  RW  Mark Van Guilder  6-2  205  R  Roseville, Minn.  1/17/84  Milwaukee (AHL)/Cincinnati (ECHL)
 65  LW  Ryan Thang  5-11  189  R  Chicago, Ill.  5/11/87  U. of Notre Dame (CCHA)/Milwaukee (AHL)
 71  RW  J.P. Dumont  6-1  205  L  Montreal, Que.  4/1/78  Nashville (NHL)
 74  LW  Sergei Kostitsyn  6-0  210  L  Novopolotsk, Belarus  3/20/87  Montreal (NHL)/Hamilton (AHL)
 NO.  PLAYER  Ht  Wgt  Catches  Place of Birth  Birthdate  2009-10 Team
 30  Jeremy Smith  6-0  171  L  Dearborn, Mich.  4/13/89  Cincinnati (ECHL)/Milwaukee (AHL)
 31  Mark Dekanich  6-2  190  L  North Vancouver, B.C.  5/10/86  Milwaukee (AHL)/Cincinnati (ECHL)
 35  Pekka Rinne  6-5  207  L  Kempele, Finland  11/3/82  Nashville (NHL)
 37  Chet Pickard  6-2  213  L  Moncton, N.B.  11/29/89  Milwaukee (AHL)
 39  Anders Lindback  6-6  205  L  Gavle, Sweden  5/3/88  Timra (Sweden)
 NO.  POS.  PLAYER  Ht  Wgt  Shoots  Place of Birth  Birthdate  2009-10 Team
 58  LW  Linus Klasen  5-8  176  L  Stockholm, Sweden  2/19/86  Sodertalje (Sweden)
 75  D  Taylor Aronson  6-0  196  R  Placentia, Calif.  12/30/91  Portland (WHL)

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