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Saturday’s Dump & Chase: The Hits Keep Coming

Injuries, trade rumors, and more.

NHL: Nashville Predators at Detroit Red Wings Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators' injury list grows longer with Filip Forsberg on IR | ESPN
We already knew Forsberg was hurt, but Mathieu Olivier and Alexandre Carrier have timelines of several weeks. Eeli Tolvanen is week-to-week.

NHL trade deadline: 9 forwards who could be moved | Sportsnet.ca
Mikael Granlund is on this list, but I'm skeptical--not least because the author thinks the Nashville Predators weren't interested in him last offseason, instead of vice versa.

NHL Trade Deadline: Mike Hoffman could use a change of scenery | ProHockeyTalk
The Preds are mentioned as a wild-card possibility for Hoffman. Just say no.

Zach Werenski's season-ending injury latest blow to Columbus Blue Jackets | ESPN
So the Blue Jackets are definitely selling, right? Uh...Laine? I might want Laine.

NHL Scores: Blues score 9 goals against Wild; Avalanche acquire Nemeth | ProHockeyTalk
The Blues scored HOW many. Also, I feel like we should just ban the Colorado Avalanche from getting any more players. I don't even trust them with bad players at this point; everything Joe Sakic touches turns to gold.

Benning's cap management worthy of criticism, but no questioning his heart | Sportsnet.ca
I went from "yeah, but his heart isn't GMing the team" to "oh, this is about how with so many of his players’ families now ill he doesn't want to make anyone's life more stressful with trades, that actually is nice" to "--BUT YOU'RE GOING TO TRY TO MAKE TRADES ANYWAY?"

Also, he thinks the Vancouver Canucks are in a good situation apart from the covid. So we're also back to "the man is not very bright."

Virus-battered Canucks aim to complete condensed season | ProHockeyTalk
Just...just take a nap, guys.

Secret Dream Gap Tour stop in St. Louis postponed due to COVID-19 exposure | Sportsnet.ca
Oh no. Glad they're postponing it instead of trying to make the PWHPA play anyway, but ugh. Best wishes to everyone involved.