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Preds Ready for Next Round of Preseason Games

Wednesday, 09.23.2009 / 3:42 PM CT / Training Camp Central
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Preds Ready for Next Round of Preseason Games
The Preds ran a split practice today; the bulk of the players -- those scheduled to play in tonight's preseason game at Atlanta -- skated briefly in the morning, while the players not participating in tonight's game went through extended drills, including shootout practice at the end of the session.

Jason Arnott, JP Dumont, and Steve Sullivan were among those participating in the later group. Cody Franson, injured in the preseason opener against Atlanta last Thursday, skated the full practice; same for Ben Eaves, who was also banged up in that same game. Goaltender Mark Dekanich also took the extended practice, while Dan Ellis and Pekka Rinne prepared for tonight's game. Ellis and Rinne are both expected to see action during the game tonight.

Martin Erat and David Legwand will highlight the forwards tonight. Marcel Goc, Ben Guite, Patric Hornqvist, Peter Olvecky, and Mike Santorelli are also expected to get another chance in tonight's game as they try to bolster their chances to make the Opening Night roster. With only two more preseason games after tonight, there are a limited number of opportunities for those players to distinguish himself in the battle for the final roster spots, making a strong showing tonight more important for those players on the roster bubble.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 57 36 17 4 158 130 76
2 DAL 54 34 15 5 174 145 73
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 52 32 17 3 144 119 67
5 SJS 52 28 20 4 149 138 60
6 ANA 52 26 19 7 117 122 59
7 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
8 COL 56 27 25 4 149 155 58
9 MIN 53 23 20 10 130 130 56
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 53 21 20 12 123 143 54
12 CGY 52 24 25 3 138 151 51
13 WPG 53 24 26 3 137 151 51
14 EDM 55 21 29 5 133 166 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 54 11 27 -3 38
F. Forsberg 54 17 18 -7 35
S. Weber 54 14 21 -5 35
M. Ribeiro 54 6 27 2 33
J. Neal 54 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 54 6 18 3 24
R. Ellis 53 6 16 2 22
C. Smith 54 11 7 -2 18
C. Jarnkrok 53 9 8 0 17
C. Wilson 37 4 12 -1 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 7 .903 2.54
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36