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Morning Skate Report: Feb. 21 vs. Vancouver

Tuesday, 02.21.2012 / 12:00 PM CT / Features
By Doug Brumley  - Nashville Predators
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Morning Skate Report: Feb. 21 vs. Vancouver

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The Predators skipped the traditional morning skate today: “I told them not to skate," head coach Barry Trotz said. "We've got five games in eight nights. We've had a lot of the flu bug going around.”

Trotz expects Mike Fisher—who missed Sunday’s game with the flu—to be back in the lineup tonight against Vancouver. But forward Chris Mueller was called up from Nashville’s minor-league affiliate in Milwaukee today just in case the flu bug strikes again.

"Mueller is an insurance policy,” Trotz said, “because we don't want to be in the same situation we were in Dallas, where we were scrambling [when Fisher couldn’t play and the team ultimately dressed seven defensemen]. Who knows who might come in this afternoon [sick]. Trust me, [Mueller] will be going for warm-up for sure."

Patric Hornqvist, who remains day-to-day with an upper-body injury, will not return tonight. He is close, however, according to Trotz. Hornqvist skated this morning with defenseman Jack Hillen and goaltender Anders Lindback. That trio was joined briefly by Fisher and David Legwand, neither of whom skated yesterday.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Wilson 10 3 5 6 8
S. Weber 10 3 4 -4 7
R. Johansen 10 3 4 1 7
R. Josi 10 0 7 -3 7
M. Ekholm 10 3 2 3 5
J. Neal 10 3 1 -2 4
M. Fisher 10 2 2 -2 4
F. Forsberg 10 2 2 -7 4
R. Ellis 10 0 3 1 3
C. Smith 7 1 1 2 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 5 5 0 .920 2.33
C. Hutton 0 0 0 .000 0.00