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

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

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


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.