6:30 p.m. vs. Nashville NBCSN, 100.3-FM
Granlund returns to X as a Predator
Preview: This is the first meeting between the Wild and Predators since the two swapped forwards last Monday, with the Wild getting winger Kevin Fiala and the Predators adding winger Mikael Granlund. These two teams will also face off Tuesday in Nashville. The Predators won the only previous matchup, clipping the Wild 4-2 Oct. 15 in Nashville.
Players to watch: Granlund had an assist and skated 18 minutes, 28 seconds in his Predators debut Friday. F Viktor Arvidsson has scored 10 goals in his past 19 games. G Pekka Rinne has allowed two or fewer goals in 24 of his 46 appearances.
Numbers: Nashville is 10-10-1 vs. the Central Division. The Wild has one win in its past seven home games. G Alex Stalock is 0-4 with a .906 save percentage and 3.06 goals-against average in his career vs. the Predators.
Injuries: Wild F Zach Parise (foot) is questionable; Fs Victor Rask (lower body) and Mikko Koivu (torn ACL and meniscus) and D Matt Dumba (torn pectoral) are out. Predators Fs Miikka Salomaki (upper body), Zac Rinaldo (shoulder) and Craig Smith (lower body) and D Dan Hamhuis (lower body) are also out.