Goaltender Pavel Francouz was on the ice before and stayed out with the main group.
Alex Daugherty: Nashville Predators coach John Hynes yesterday morning on defenseman Roman Josi‘s status: “I think it’s very questionable whether he will be back tonight. Hopefully he’ll be back soon. It’s really kind of a day-to-day thing with how he’s doing, I haven’t seen him yet this morning. I’m not sure he’s gonna play tonight.”
Wes Crosby: Pittsburgh Penguins defensemen Marcus Pettersson and Dmitry Kulikov, and forward Nick Bonino were on the ice yesterday morning for an optional and were wearing no-contact jerseys. Defenseman Jan Rutta was on the ice in a regular jersey.
Lou Korac: St. Louis Blues forward Pavel Buchnevich: “I’m ready to go. Always difficult (to sit out). You want to help your teammates in the end. But unfortunately, injuries happen. It’s part of our sport, but I’m healthy now and ready to play.”