Rush has missed the previous six games with a sprained toe. If he can play, it is unclear if the team will opt to ease him back into action. Shabazz Muhammad is also questionble, so Rush could be needed for some extra minutes if he cannot go.
Green was limited to 15 minutes during Monday's game against the Heat for precautionary reasons after being kneed near the groin area in the first half, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Green indicated after Monday's game that he'll likely play Wednesday against Sacramento, although it's certainly possible that coach Gregg Popovich will err on the side of caution and allow Green to rest Wednesday, even though the injury isn't believed to be overly serious. If Green sits, Patty Mills and Jonathon Simmons will be in line for added minutes.
Ellis collected two assists in Sunday's win over the Wild.
Ellis has played a key role in the team's three-game winning streak, notching three goals and five points. The 26-year-old is having a fantastic season with eight goals and 20 points in 39 games. It's unlikely he keeps up this production, but Ellis is on track for a career year and logs heavy minutes on Nashville's second defensive pairing and second power-play unit. The rearguard is rising offensively and is worth owning in most leagues.
Johansen netted his eighth goal of the season and had two assists in Sunday's win over the Wild.
That's back-to-back multi-point outings for Johansen, who has piled on the assists this season. That was his first goal in over a month, but the former Blue Jacket still has 35 points in 47 games on the season. The first-line center has been a force on the power play and is thriving alongside Filip Forsberg, so despite his low goal total, Johansen remains a valuable fantasy asset in most leagues.
Forsberg is on a tear right now, notching five goals and six points in his last six games. The 22-year-old sniper is sitting on 31 points (14) in 47 games on the season and is heating up for a streaking Nashville team currently occupying a playoff position. After a slow start, Forsberg has been finding twine consistently since mid-December, making him a must-own fantasy asset.
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