Nashville Predators injury notes
John Glennon: Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis wouldn’t comment on whether he will need another knee procedure or not.
Rob Stanley: Predators forward Rocco Grimaldi said that he had a strained oblique and a broken rib at the end of the regular season.
Paul Skrbina: Grimaldi also said that he sprained his ankle in Game 4 and wasn’t sure when he’d be able to play after that.
Nashville Predators free agent notes
Thomas Willis: Predators GM David Poile said they have every intention of re-signing Grimaldi.
Thomas Willis: Pending UFA forward Brian Boyle said he’d be interested in re-signing with the Predators.
Brooks Bratten: RFA forward Colton Sissons said that wants to stay with the Predators and is looking forward to signing an extension to do so.
Brooks Bratten: Pending UFA forward Wayne Simmonds said he hasn’t thought much about free agency and next season. He wished he’d been able to contribute in the playoffs.
Rob Stanley of NHL.com: Predators defenseman Roman Josi loves it in Nashville, he wants to stay there, the Predators want him to be around long-term.
Josi has a year left on his contract and is eligible for a contract extension after July 1st.
“Yes, we’ll be talking to Roman and his agent,” Poile said. “July 1 is the date, and we’ll be talking to him right then.”
Poile on changes
Rob Stanley of NHL.com: GM Poile did say yesterday that there “will be some changes.”