Alright, Christmas is over and now it’s back to hockey. The Predators were embarrassed by the Kings 4-0 in their last game played last Thursday. With that, Nashville looks to be shaking things up for its contest against Minnesota on Tuesday night.
The Predators held a full morning skate on Tuesday. P.K. Subban wasn’t present and has missed the last four games. It looks like Reid Boucher will be playing in his second game as a Predator while Austin Watson will be bumped to the second-line and Craig Smith down to the fourth-line. Smith has just one goal in his last 23 games played.
Here is a look at the projected lineup for Tuesday night’s game, via Thomas Willis.
Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson
Colin Wilson - Mike Fisher - Austin Watson
Kevin Fiala - Mike Ribeiro - James Neal
Reid Boucher - Calle Jarnkrok - Craig Smith
Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm - Matt Irwin
Yannick Weber - Petter Granberg
The Preds and Wild will drop the puck at 7:00 p.m. CST. Be sure to check out the full preview here.