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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Lineup rumblings

So it appears there’s a slight chance that Arvidsson misses the season opener tonight. But have no fear, Eeli Tolvanen is here and he’s been practicing alongside Johansen and Forsberg.

Nashville Predators Set 2020-21 Opening Night Roster | Nashville Predators
The opening night roster has officially been released. Some quick notes:

  • Phillip Tomasino, Rem Pitlick, and Anthony Richard will start the season with the Chicago Wolves in the AHL
  • Mathieu Olivier, Cole Smith, Eeli Tolvanen, Alexandre Carrier, and Connor Ingram are on the taxi squad.
  • Yannick Weber has been released from his PTO (Godspeed, sir)
  • Mikael Granlund (visa issues) and Luca Sbisa have been designated as non-roster players

Preds Players, Foundation Host Virtual Community Relations Day | Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators Foundation partners with local organizations, and players share experiences, motivation on virtual community relations day presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

On The Forecheck Podcast Episode 13: I Put A Claim on Sbisa | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: Shaun, Bryan, Eamon and Kate discuss the week and a half of training camp, the mystery of the Luca Sbisa claim and make some bold takes as Nashville starts the season

Other Hockey News & Notes

NHL 2020-21: Team-by-team Stanley Cup odds | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Every NHL team has a shot at winning the Stanley Cup—it’s just that some teams have a better shot than others. This should come as no surprise, but bettors are high on the Avalanche and the Lightning.

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly says he recovered last month from COVID-19 | TSN

“On Christmas Eve night, I received word that I tested positive for COVID,’’ Daly said on the podcast. “At least it was on the eve of what was a less work-filled weekend. I got to sleep in a little later on Friday morning and Saturday morning than I normally would have.”

Way to stay positive there, Bill.

Florida Panthers get goalie Sergei Bobrovsky back on the ice | ESPN
The Florida Panthers got goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky back yesterday. The two-time Vezina Trophy winner joining the club on the ice for the first time since training camp started.

Red Wings name Dylan Larkin 37th captain in franchise history | Sportsnet
Good for Larkin, but I do find it funny that a historic team like the Red Wings is going to have such a young captain.

Then again, who else would they pick?

What’s Next for Keith Yandle? It’s Complicated | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
It appears the all-time ironman among NHL defenders will have his streak snapped in the near future as the Panthers scratch him. Finding a new home this season will prove extremely difficult.

Blues place forward Vladimir Tarasenko on long-term injured reserve | Sportsnet
After undergoing his third shoulder surgery in as many years, the St. Louis Blues have placed Vladimir Tarasenko on long-term injured reserve.

Ryan O’Reilly on Blues’ Stanley Cup hopes: ‘It’s time to take it back’ | Pro Hockey Talk
The new St. Louis captain is eager to bring the title back.

Opening Night Tunes!