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Predators vs. Wild Projected Lineup: Changes, Lots Of Them

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Looks like Peter Laviolette is changing things up for Tuesday’s game against the Wild.

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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.

Forwards

Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson

Colin Wilson - Mike Fisher - Austin Watson

Kevin Fiala - Mike Ribeiro - James Neal

Reid Boucher - Calle Jarnkrok - Craig Smith

Defensemen

Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis

Mattias Ekholm - Matt Irwin

Yannick Weber - Petter Granberg

Goaltenders

Pekka Rinne

Juuse Saros

The Preds and Wild will drop the puck at 7:00 p.m. CST. Be sure to check out the full preview here.