Preds to carry eight defenseman as opening night roster is announced…

Predators Breaking News

While we don’t know who’s going to be scratched, the Nashville Predators roster is set for opening night.

Listed in alphabetical order by position, here’s the 23-man roster.

FORWARDS
Richard Clune
Martin Erat
Mike Fisher
Paul Gaustad
Matt Halischuk
Patric Hornqvist
Sergei Kostitsyn
David Legwand
Brian McGrattan
Craig Smith
Nick Spaling
Colin Wilson
Brandon Yip

DEFENSEMAN
Vic Bartley
Jon Blum
Ryan Ellis
Hal Gill
Scott Hannan
Roman Josi
Kevin Klein
Shea Weber

GOALTENDERS
Chris Mason
Pekka Rinne

Based on this week’s training camp, we speculate the following will be the forward lines and defensive pairings:

FORWARDS
Erat-Fisher-Kostitsyn
Hornqvist-Legwand-Smith
Wilson-Gaustad-Halischuk
Yip-Spaling-Clune
possible scratch: McGrattan

DEFENSEMEN
Weber-Josi
Klein-Hannan
Gill-Ellis
probable scratches: Blum, Bartley

GOALTENDERS
Pekka Rinne
Chris Mason