Nashville Predators: Injuries, Free Agents and Rumors

Nashville Predators: Injuries, Free Agents and Rumors

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P.K. Subban on trade rumors. Roman Josi is eligible to sign an extension after July 1st and they will be talking.
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.”

P.K. Subban on trade rumors