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Preds, Hurricanes roster announced for tonight’s game in Raleigh…

The Nashville Predators and Carolina Hurricanes have announced their roster for tonight’s pre-season game in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Looking at the announced slate, it’s apparent Head Coach Barry Trotz is planning to have his big guns suit up for the home pre-season opener tomorrow night. Shea Weber, Ryan Suter, Pekka Rinne, Martin Erat and Nashville’s leading scorer of the pre-season Colin Wilson are all held out of tonight’s contest.

Another interesting note is, with Roman Josi out with an injury, all three of the other young bluechip prospects are in the lineup. Ryan Ellis, Teemu Laakso and Mattias Ekholm are all fighting for a spot on the Nashville bottom pairing. has a “Listen Live” button on their website┬ábut our good friend over at Canes Country, Bob Wage, is saying that it’s for local listeners only. So, a heads up on that.

Puck drops at 6:00pm Central.

Predators vs. Hurricanes – 6:00pm Central

Taylor Beck
Niclas Bergfors
Gabriel Bourque
Ryan Flynn
Matt Halischuk
Patric Hornqvist
Jani Lajunen
David Legwand
Chris Mueller
Juuso Puustinen
Craig Smith
Kyle Wilson

Jon Blum
Mattias Ekholm
Ryan Ellis
Jack Hillen
Kevin Klein
Teemu Laakso
Tyler Sloan

Anders Lindback
Jeremy Smith

Alex Ponikarovsky
Eric Staal
Juusi Jokinen
Jeff Skinner
Tuomo Ruutu
Anthony Stewart
Chris Terry
Tim Brent
Zach Boychuk
Brett Sutter
Riley Nash
Drayson Bowman

Joni Pitkanen
Tim Gleason
Tomas Kaberle
Jamie McBain
Justin Faulk
Ryan Murphy

Cam Ward
Justin Peters

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