Philadelphia (5th - Metropolitan) at Nashville (2nd - Central)

Matchup Details
Sat, Dec 27 - Bridgestone Arena
FACEOFF - 8:00 PM ET
W/LATSMONEYHomeAwayO/U
Philadelphia 14-14-1-521-139678-5-0-36-9-1-218-15
Nashville 22-9-1-114-19-58312-2-0-110-7-1-010-20
CONSENSUS ANALYSIS
 
RECENT TRENDS
INJURY REPORT
Philadelphia
PPlayerStatusNotes
DN. Schultz
Ques Tues
Upper Body
01/21/15
Schultz is suffering from an upper-body injury and missed the last game. He is questionable to return Tuesday against the Coyotes.
CZ. Rinaldo
Ques Tues
Poss. Suspension
01/21/15
Rinaldo has a hearing scheduled with the league's Department of Player Safety following a boarding penalty.
DB. Coburn
Mid Feb
Lower Body
01/13/15
Coburn is expected to miss three-to-four weeks after fracturing his right foot.
GS. Mason
Late Jan
Leg
01/11/15
Mason has been dealing with a lower-body injury and will miss up to two weeks.
CS. Laughton
I-R
Concussion
01/20/15
Laughton is on injured reserve with a concussion with no timetable for his return.
DN. Grossmann
I-R
Upper Body
01/14/15
Grossmann has been placed on injured reserve and is expected to miss three weeks with an upper-body injury.
DC. Pronger
I-R
Concussion
10/12/14
Pronger is on long-term injured reserve and has not played since suffering a concussion in 2011. He has taken a position with the NHL Department of Player Safety and will not resume his playing career.
DK. Timonen
I-R
Leg
10/07/14
Timonen is suffering from blood clots in his lower right leg and both lungs. He is undergoing treatment but has a slim chance of suiting up this season.
Nashville
PPlayerStatusNotes
GP. Rinne
Late Feb
Knee
01/15/15
Rinne will miss up to five weeks of action after suffering a sprained knee.
DR. Ellis
I-R
Lower Body
01/22/15
Ellis suffered a lower-body injury has been placed the injured reserve.
NEWS

Covers Preview - Peter Laviolette will see his new team face his former one when the Nashville Predators host the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. After guiding Philadelphia to a Stanley Cup final appearance in 2010, Laviolette's time in the City of Brotherly Love came to an end just three games into last season as he was replaced by current coach Craig Berube. Laviolette was hired by Nashville in May and has led the club to the third-best record in the Western Conference.

 
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